WOCA A battery powered wound pump designed for use in low-resource settings

Noa Nicolai, J.C. Diehl, E.R.L. Raaijmakers, A.J. Knulst, Suraj Maharjan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventTechnical innovations in Medicine Congres 2023 - Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 21 Apr 202321 Apr 2023


ConferenceTechnical innovations in Medicine Congres 2023
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