Published on Thursday, July 6, 2017
Techconnect World Innovation Conference: May 2017
Computational Analysis of Electrical Stimulation Devices to Promote Wound Healing
Electric stimulation (ES) therapy involves the use of lower energy, static, or time-varying electric and magnetic fields and associated electrical currents to stimulate a therapeutic physiological response that accelerates wound healing in human tissue. In this presentation, we discuss this therapy and demonstrate the use of 3D computational models to predict the electric field and current density patterns induced in human tissue by voltage activated electrodes on the skin surface. The analysis takes into account electrode configurations, transient voltage waveforms and all relevant tissues including their frequency dependent electrical properties. The models provide insight into ES therapy and enable the rational design of novel ES devices.