Amy Liao received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rice University in 2012. At Rice, she worked on developing and optimizing a multiplexed microfluidic immunoassay to diagnosis ovarian cancer. For her senior thesis, she designed a low-cost, portable endoscope for use in the developing world. Amy is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at UC Berkeley, with an emphasis in biomedical instrumentation. She’s jumping in to the NSF EFRI project.
Electronic Bandage for Wound Healing [BPN714]
Electrical stimulation has been shown to play a large role in the wound healing process by affecting angiogenesis, cell migration, antibacterial effects, etc. However, current electronic therapies have been limited to devices that can be safely and easily removed from patients because of the toxicity of the degradation products from the electrical components . Therefore, we propose a novel flexible "electronic bandage"¯ that can be safely absorbed by the body. These bioresorbable systems will provide high-resolution, in-body mapping of the impedance field in the wound area in a minimally invasive way, providing significant knowledge and fundamental understanding of cell recovery in a number of medical procedures. These devices will also provide physicians with a way to monitor and eventually stimulate internal wound healing.