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Biomedical Optics Express

Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2925–2937

Luminous fabric devices for wearable low-level light therapy

Jing Shen, Chunghin Chui, and Xiaoming Tao  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 12, pp. 2925-2937 (2013)

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In this paper, a flexible luminous fabric device was developed and investigated for wearable three-dimensionally fitted low-level light therapy. The fabric device exhibited excellent optical and thermal properties. Its optical power density and operating temperature were stable during usage for 10 hours. In vitro experiments demonstrated a significant increase in collagen production in human fibroblast irradiated by the fabric device, compared with the fibroblast without light irradiation. A series of tests were conducted for the safety of the fabric for human skin contact according to ISO standard ISO 10993-1:2003. The results showed that there was no potential hazard when the luminous fabrics were in direct contact with human skin.

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OCIS Codes
(000.1430) General : Biology and medicine
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation

ToC Category:
Optical Therapies and Photomodificaton

Original Manuscript: August 6, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2013
Published: November 22, 2013

Jing Shen, Chunghin Chui, and Xiaoming Tao, "Luminous fabric devices for wearable low-level light therapy," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 2925-2937 (2013)

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