Vacuum-Assisted wound care (VAC) is effective for treating complex wounds, but is hardly available in low-resource settings. An affordable, portable and safe VAC device was developed to treat patients with chronic and complex wounds: the Wound Care (WOCA) Pump. The WOCA safely controls the pressure accurately (+/- 10%) between -70 and -125 mmHg for a total component cost of USD 150. In this research important steps were taken to make VAC therapy more accessible, affordable and safe for marginalised patients in low-resource settings. Next research will aim to assess its safe clinical use.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
|Event||Technical innovations in Medicine Congres 2023 - Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands|
Duration: 21 Apr 2023 → 21 Apr 2023
|Conference||Technical innovations in Medicine Congres 2023|
|Period||21/04/23 → 21/04/23|