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Iced Bio-Bandage Design for Skin Burns

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dc.contributor.author Alkhader, Arar en_US
dc.contributor.author Hu, Junling en_US
dc.contributor.author Akinkunmi, Akinwumi en_US
dc.contributor.author Patra, Prabir en_US
dc.contributor.author Xiong, Xingguo en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-16T16:41:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-16T16:41:19Z
dc.date.issued 2014-03-28 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/549
dc.description.abstract In this paper a new model for a burns biobandage is introduced not only as a protective means but also as a treatment technique by helping the tissue to rebuild itself as fast as possible. The main objective of this research is to develop a simple cryotherapeutic system to reduce the temperature of the burned tissues to normal temperature of the human body in order to facilitate the tissue healing and regeneration process. A biobandage is proposed to include an iced layer as a cooling source, a cotton layer and a water gel layer for comfort and temperature control, and a plastic layer to seal the ice layer. The optimal combination of these four layers physically work together to reduce inflammation, which in turn makes the heeling or recovery time shorter and reduces pain as a result of decreasing the nerve conductivity. The COMSOL Multiphysics was used to model the cooling process on burned tissue using the proposed iced-biobandage. A modeling analysis was performed to examine the changes of temperature over a predetermined time and to help in identifying the optimal period for ice cooling process. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Engineering en_US
dc.subject Faculty research day en_US
dc.subject Skin burns en_US
dc.subject Iced bio-bandage en_US
dc.title Iced Bio-Bandage Design for Skin Burns en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.institute.department School of Engineering en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US
dc.event.location Bridgeport, CT en_US
dc.event.name Faculty Research Day en_US

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