Thin, flexible sensors and actuators as 'instrumented' surgical sutures for targeted wound monitoring and therapy

Dae Hyeong Kim, Shuodao Wang, Hohyun Keum, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Yun Soung Kim, Hu Tao, Bruce Panilaitis, Ming Li, Zhan Kang, Fiorenzo Omenetto, Yonggang Huang, John A. Rogers*

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Abstract

Proper healing of incised skin is critical to the natural processes of tissue repair. Concepts in flexible silicon electronics enable integration of actuators, sensors and a variety of semiconductor devices onto thin strips of plastic or biopolymers, to yield 'instrumented' suture threads for monitoring and accelerating the wound healing in this context. Bifacial systems of this type demonstrate various classes of functionality, in live animal models. Detailed modelling of the mechanics reveals stress and strain distributions in such applications, to support design strategies for robust operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3263-3268
Number of pages6
JournalSmall
Volume8
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 5 2012

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Semiconductors
Biopolymers
Silicon
Semiconductor devices
Mechanics
Wound Healing
Sutures
Plastics
Skin
Animals
Repair
Electronic equipment
Actuators
Animal Models
Tissue
Equipment and Supplies
Monitoring
Sensors
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • flexible electronics
  • implantable devices
  • sensors
  • surgical sutures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Kim, Dae Hyeong ; Wang, Shuodao ; Keum, Hohyun ; Ghaffari, Roozbeh ; Kim, Yun Soung ; Tao, Hu ; Panilaitis, Bruce ; Li, Ming ; Kang, Zhan ; Omenetto, Fiorenzo ; Huang, Yonggang ; Rogers, John A. / Thin, flexible sensors and actuators as 'instrumented' surgical sutures for targeted wound monitoring and therapy. In: Small. 2012 ; Vol. 8, No. 21. pp. 3263-3268.
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Thin, flexible sensors and actuators as 'instrumented' surgical sutures for targeted wound monitoring and therapy. / Kim, Dae Hyeong; Wang, Shuodao; Keum, Hohyun; Ghaffari, Roozbeh; Kim, Yun Soung; Tao, Hu; Panilaitis, Bruce; Li, Ming; Kang, Zhan; Omenetto, Fiorenzo; Huang, Yonggang; Rogers, John A.

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