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Ulcer and wound treatment revolutionised by new technology combining GPC 3D WoundCare software and Panasonic rugged tablets

Specialist burns consultant says new approach benefits both patients and clinicians

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(businesspress24) - Specialist burns consultant says new approach benefits both patients and clinicians

BRACKNELL, UK. 16th JANUARY 2018 - The effective treatment of patients suffering from debilitating pressure ulcers, burns and other wounds is being revolutionised by new 3D imaging software that runs on rugged Panasonic Toughpad tablets and has been developed by Swansea-based health informatics company GPC.

This latest 3D WoundCare solution easily captures and accurately measures a 3D image of any ulcer or burn wound using a unique photo taken by the Panasonic tablet. This fast and simple system replaces the outdated practices, used by the NHS and clinicians around the world, of measuring ulcers with a ruler or calipers or drawing around them to check for changes - but not routinely measuring the volume of the ulcer.

Crucially, the WoundCare application is able to instantly calculate the depth, as well as the surface area of the injury; and it is this depth calculation that is most important to clinicians when assessing the risk to the patient, identifying trends and checking the healing progress.


Running on a lightweight, yet rugged Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 Standard tablet with an integrated Intel RealSense 3D camera, the 3D WoundCare software captures the ulcer image using a simple point and click process. The software ensures the image is in focus and taken at the right distance away from the ulcer for accurate measurement. Results are then automatically measured, recorded and can be graphically displayed to help clinicians review progress and spot trends. Using the tablet, digital images can also easily be sent to medical experts, based at other locations, for review. The solution also has simple interfaces to Electronic Medical Records systems and GP systems.

Professor Steven Jeffery, Burns and Plastics Consultant Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, is using the solution when treating burns victims and his input has been invaluable in developing the software.



The 3D WoundCare solution is also being used in Scotland and Wales, as well as internationally in Canada, Australia and Taiwan. Following these successful trials, the solution will be available to buy from February 2018.


For more information about GPC

For more information about Panasonic Toughpads visit: www.toughbook.eu

*Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pressure-ulcers-applying-all-our-health/pressure-ulcers-applying-all-our-health



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Date: 01/16/2018 - 11:27
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