Remote diffuse reflectance spectroscopy sensor for tissue engineering monitoring based on blind signal separation Articles uri icon

publication date

  • September 2014

start page

  • 3231

end page

  • 3237

issue

  • 9

volume

  • 5

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 2156-7085

abstract

  • In this study the first results on evaluation and assessment of grafted bioengineered skin substitutes using an optical Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy (DRS) system with a remote optical probe are shown. The proposed system is able to detect early vascularization of skin substitutes expressing the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) protein compared to normal grafts, even though devitalized skin is used to protect the grafts. Given the particularities of the biological problem, data analysis is performed using two Blind Signal Separation (BSS) methods: Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Independent Component Analysis (ICA). These preliminary results are the first step towards point-of-care diagnostics for skin implants early assessment.

keywords

  • independet componet analysis; algorithms ; skin