Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, 2009. I2MTC '09. IEEE (2009)


Biomedical measurements, biomedical optical imaging, Cameras, chronic wound healing, Computer interfaces, Contact-less, dermal blood perfusion, Dermal Perfusion, Dermis, diabetic ulcer, Diseases, haemorheology, Hardware, Image processing, Infrared imaging, Instruments, Medical Image Processing, near infrared images, Non-Invasive, off-line analysis, Portable computers, Pulse measurements, skin, virtual instrument, virtual instrumentation, visual infrared images, Wounds


Determining the extent of dermal perfusion is crucial in assessing the healing of chronic wounds, of the kind encountered in diabetic ulcers and burns. An automated, contact-less, non-invasive means of analyzing the dermal perfusion in selected areas would be useful in this process. Such a technique is presented in this paper. It describes a virtual instrument developed for acquiring a series of visual and near infrared images of the affected area and subsequent off-line analysis and presentation of the results. The virtual instrument has been tested with satisfying results for stimulated dermal perfusion and inhibition.

Cite this Research Publication

N. M. Mohan and Kumar, V. J., “Virtual instrument for assessing dermal perfusion”, in Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, 2009. I2MTC '09. IEEE, 2009.