Multichannel Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Vacuum Assisted Closure (V.A.C.)
Technical Report,01 May 2013,29 Feb 2016
USAFSAM/FHE Wright-Patterson AFB United States
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The objective of this project was to design and develop a prototype multichannel negative pressure wound therapy NPWT device that permits management of up to four wounds on a patient. The goal was to reduce the overall physical footprint and weight of therapy devices used to protect wounds and remove exudate from multiple wounds on a single critically injured patient. The NPWT device was designed to be compatible with existing Kinetic Concepts, Inc. disposable wound dressings and wound exudate canisters. It was also designed to have four independently controlled NPWT channels.