Electrical field landscape of two electroceuticals
Journal article, 2016

In recent years several electrical wound management systems, so called electroceuticals, have been introduced claiming an induced electrical response in the wounded tissue. Some have external current and voltage sources while others have internal constructions aiming at creating necessary therapeutic currents. We investigate two representative electroceuticals by mapping out their electrical field landscapes using a previously developed skin model within a numerical simulation scheme. We find very strong fields from the electroceuticals of the order of 1 kV/m amenable for electrotaxic influence on pertinent cell types for wound healing. Current densities can locally be as high as 1 A/cm2.

Modeling

Wound

Electric field

Skin

Potential

Electroceutical

Current

Author

Olov Wahlsten

Chalmers, Physics, Biological Physics

J.B. Skiba

Med Minding LLC

I.R.S. Makin

A. T. Still University, Mesa

Peter Apell

Chalmers, Physics

Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance

1891-5469 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 1 13-19

Subject Categories

Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology

DOI

10.5617/jeb.2693

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10/8/2017