Phototherapy with UV or visible wavelengths is used to treat skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema and vitiligo. Traditionally, phototherapy is carried out in a clinical environment and utilises large fluorescent lamps. These are now being replaced with more efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a trend that is set to contin ue thanks to the progress of LED technology. LEDs are also facilitating the emergence of at-home devices to improve patient convenience and decrease demand on the healt hcare system . Current at-home devices consist of rigid LED arrays, which limits their conformability and produces non-uniform light distribution over the treatment area, in turn limiting their efficacy and wearability . As a solution to this problem, we are engineering a flexible light therapy device that combines LEDs and a sub-mm-thick polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) light sheet in an edge-lit configuration.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Sep 2018|
|Event||BioMedEng18 - Imperial College, London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 6 Sep 2018 → 7 Sep 2018
|Period||6/09/18 → 7/09/18|
- skin disorders