Design of a wearable LED based device for phototherapy applications

F. Farrell, B. Guilhabert, A-M. Haughey, P. Connolly, M. D. Dawson, N. Laurand

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Abstract

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 [1]. 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 [2]. 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.

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ConferenceBioMedEng18
Abbreviated titleBioMedEng
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/09/187/09/18
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light emitting diodes
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disorders
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Keywords

  • phototherapy
  • skin disorders
  • LEDs

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Farrell, F., Guilhabert, B., Haughey, A-M., Connolly, P., Dawson, M. D., & Laurand, N. (2018). Design of a wearable LED based device for phototherapy applications. Abstract from BioMedEng18, London, United Kingdom.
Farrell, F. ; Guilhabert, B. ; Haughey, A-M. ; Connolly, P. ; Dawson, M. D. ; Laurand, N. / Design of a wearable LED based device for phototherapy applications. Abstract from BioMedEng18, London, United Kingdom.1 p.
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Farrell, F, Guilhabert, B, Haughey, A-M, Connolly, P, Dawson, MD & Laurand, N 2018, 'Design of a wearable LED based device for phototherapy applications' BioMedEng18, London, United Kingdom, 6/09/18 - 7/09/18, .

Design of a wearable LED based device for phototherapy applications. / Farrell, F.; Guilhabert, B.; Haughey, A-M.; Connolly, P.; Dawson, M. D.; Laurand, N.

2018. Abstract from BioMedEng18, London, United Kingdom.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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Farrell F, Guilhabert B, Haughey A-M, Connolly P, Dawson MD, Laurand N. Design of a wearable LED based device for phototherapy applications. 2018. Abstract from BioMedEng18, London, United Kingdom.