An innovative handheld 3D imaging system for use in medical applications has been developed with the support of Digia, Qt Commercial. The Eykona® Wound Measurement System, created by Eykona Technologies, provides clinicians with an objective and repeatable measure of the volume of wounds, allowing comparison and monitoring of the healing process. Qt Commercial assisted Eykona in significantly reducing the project completion time. Qt is an established user interface (UI) and cross-platform application framework used in the automotive, medical, aerospace and industrial automation industries, among many others. Digia, Qt Commercial is a pioneer in the commercial development, support, services and exclusive licensor of Qt for desktop and embedded development.
Eykona identified an unmet need for the accurate measurement and clinical characterisation of hard-to-heal wounds such as diabetic and pressure ulcers. Existing techniques estimated the volume of wounds – the change of which is an important indicator of the healing process – by multiplying an area estimate with a depth measurement obtained from a probe. This method is both inaccurate and difficult to replicate. Eykona used patented technology, based on research at the University of Oxford, to develop a handheld imaging system that produces a full colour 3D model of a wound that can be stored in the patient’s treatment record and shared to enable remote assessment.
Digia, Qt Commercial