A chronic wound is a wound that does not heal in an orderly manner and on time. In this project, we simulate different ways of minimizing the time of therapy using exponential functions. The analysis in this research project focuses on treating chronic wounds using both mathematical and biological models. These models primarily focus on the amount of oxygen supplied to the wound using both hyperbaric and topical oxygen therapies. This amount should be optimal since too much oxygen is toxic to the body, and can potentially lead to death. The goal is to minimize the time spent in therapies since longer periods make treatments costlier. In this project, we incorporate exponential functions into several existing models of wound healing.
Advisor(s) or Committee Chair
Agaba, Peter, "Incorporating Exponential Functions into an Optimal Control Model for a Chronic Wound" (2016). Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 597.