Wound care company introduces new technology

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Swift Medical has introduced Swift AutoDepth technology, which lets clinicians take wound depth measurements at the point of care using a smartphone camera.

PointClickCare Skin and Wound, which is powered by Swift Medical technology, will be one of the first solutions to integrate Swift AutoDepth, the company said.

“Wounds heal from the inside out, and wound depth measurement is an important indicator in determining if a wound is healing properly,” says Carlo Perez, CEO of Swift Medical. “We saw the need for a touch-free and painless way to automate wound depth measurement and delivered with AutoDepth.”

The technology can be an alternative to measuring a wound with a cotton swab, creating a contact-free and painless procedure. The users wave a smartphone over a wound in a wand-like fashion, and the system tracks the images, generating information needed to discern depth.

“We believe enhancing our PointClickCare Skin and Wound solution with Swift Medical's latest innovation to offer an automated, touch-free capability for measuring depth in wounds will be well received by our customers,” says Dave Wessinger, chief technology officer, PointClickCare.