Atte Kekonen

Atte Kekonen
Tampere University | UTA · Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology

M.Sc. in Biomed. Eng.

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April 2013 - February 2017
Tampere University
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Chronic wounds impose a significant financial burden for the healthcare system. Currently, assessment and monitoring of hard-to-heal wounds are often based on visual means and measuring the size of the wound. The primary wound dressings must be removed before assessment can be done. We have developed a quasi-monopolar bioimpedance-measurement-based...
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Evaluation of wound status is typically based on means which require the removal of dressings. These procedures are often also subjective and prone to inter-observer bias. To overcome aforementioned issues a bioimpedance measurement-based method and measurement system has been developed to evaluate the state of wound healing. The measurement system...
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The skin forms a formidable protective barrier against external physical threats, microbes, chemical agents, radiation, and electric current. Essentially, the skin consists of three primary layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous tissues. A wound is a breach of the integrity of the skin. Wound treatment forms a significant burden to...
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Kehitteillä on runsaasti uusia menetelmiä haavojen arviointiin ja seurantaan. Niillä pyritään helpottamaan haavanhoidon parissa työskentelevien henkilöiden työtaakkaa, vähentämään satunnaisuutta haavojen arvioinnissa sekä pienentämään hoidon kustannuksia. Monet näistä menetelmistä edellyttävät kuitenkin sidosten poistamista haavan arvioimiseksi. Tä...
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Vaikeasti parantuvat haavat aiheuttavat merkittäviä kustannuksia yhteiskunnalle ja usein sosioekonomista haittaa potilaille (Lindholm ja Searle 2016). Haavahoidon parissa työskentelevien henkilöiden työn kuormittavuus on rajallisten resurssien myötä suurta niin sairaaloissa kuin kotihoidon puolellakin (Pukki 2018). Uusia haavojen hoitoa edistäviä t...
Conference Paper
Our group has developed a quasimonopolar bioimpedance measurement-based method and a measurement system to determine the status of wound healing. So far, we have shown that the bioimpedance method is a prospective tool for assessment of wound healing by monitoring the healing of both acute wounds and venous ulcers at discrete time points. The objec...
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Objective: Our group has developed a bipolar bioimpedance measurement-based method for determining the state of wound healing. The objective of this study was to assess the capability of the method. Methods: To assess the performance of the method, we arranged a follow-up study of four acute wounds. The wounds were measured using the method and...
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We arranged a case study in order to examine whether tetrapolar bioimpedance measurement could be applied for evaluating the healing of a surgical wound. We measured the donor site surgical wound of a patient who had undergone a breast reconstruction surgery. The measurements were conducted three times in a nine days period, starting from the first...
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Hard-to-heal wounds are usually evaluated visually by a medical professional. Visual inspection as a method is subjective and in order to evaluate the wound the dressings have to be removed. Our group has developed a wound patch, a bioimpedance device and a PC software for mapping the wound area and to evaluate the status of wound healing. This stu...
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Assessment and monitoring of chronic wounds is primarily based on visual inspection by medical professionals. The method is subjective and its reliability depends on the experience and assessment criteria of the evaluator. This may inflict problems in particular at home care where caretakers may not be wound care specialists. Wound dressings have t...

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Development of bioimpedance measurement based method for monitoring of healing of wounds, in particular hard-to-heal wounds. A bioimpedance map of the wound and surrounding skin area is formed using a purpose developed wound patch. The patch includes a number of electrodes in an array formation.