Expected Impact


The expected impact of the SWAN-iCare project is briefed along the following four different dimensions:

  • Continuous efficient monitoring of a number of wound parameters at the patients home, helping to provide an additional DATA set for assessing the treatment progression and benefit. This can provide for a more informed decision on the treatment protocol and earlier healing for the patient
  • Personalised and improved therapy initiated by the physician remotely and adapted to the daily measurements so providing a tailored solution to the patients' needs that can lead to a fast healing outcome
  • Faster wound healing due to the early identification and therapy of potential problems
  • Wound deterioration can be identified early and acted upon, therefore leading to reduced morbidity and amputation rates
  • Reduced disturbance to patients life and possible need for hospitalisation, due to early identification of wound deterioration
  • Better quality of life with better mobility, more comfort ,less stress from reassurance of continuously monitored wound condition and anticipated healing trajectory
Society and Healthcare
  • Reduced healthcare costs as a result of reduced need for hospitalisation, and clinician visits through increased remote monitoring
  • Reduced cost to the social system and manufacturing productivity as a result of enabling the patient to return to work earlier from faster wound healing
  • Reduced burden for the patients relatives and carers through both faster wound healing and remote monitoring
  • Increase access to best practice wound care for patients living in remote geographical locations
  • Reduced daily nursing visits allows for more new patients' to be added to the case load
  • Lower healthcare costs can be realised from implementing more effective treatment protocols and leading to faster wound healing
  • More efficient use of Governmental and Insurance healthcare resources by ensuring patient concordance with treatment protocols through remote monitoring
Medical science
  • Advancement of wound care best practice in order to provide most effective would care protocols available
  • Formulation of a DATA base to provide a greater understanding of wound healing which has not been available in the past
  • Developing a deeper understanding of wound healing through a correlation and analysis of continuous wound parameter measurements
  • Continuous objective measurement contributing to evaluation of wound progress, and treatment effectiveness
  • Potential for new wound healing research by correlating measurements and outcomes of multiple patients when these become available in the future
ICT science and Business
  • Fresh business models in the wound management market from closer business relationships between the various industrial and research partners
  • Reinforced leadership and innovation in the area of convergence of Bio-micro-ICT system, gained by knowledge and skills and improving the competitiveness of the involved partners
  • Novel solutions incorporating multidisciplinary research providing services resulting in a cost effective medical device

About the Project

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SWAN-iCare technical integration meeting hosted by ICCS and EXUS


The SWAN-iCare system has been validated for its end to end connectivity in the five days meeting in Athens 8-12 May 2016


Institute of Communications and Computer Systems


EXUS (Coordinator), Greece


Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives


CHU Grenoble




Università di Pisa


Smith & Nephew


Heamopharm Biofluids


Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA


European Wound Management Association Secretariat