Piezoskin is involved in BENEFIT (Benessere Nutrizionale e FIsico con Tecnologie indossabili), a project funded by Puglia region, within the Innonetwork call.
The final goal of this 2-years project consists on the development of a smart patch based on flexible piezoelectric technology, able to detect dysphagia symptoms and to help doctor to monitor patients in real time. The technology is optimized in the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) facilities, in collaboration with WebElettronica, for the electronic part, and Links Management and Technology for the medical software for smartphones and computers.
The first part of the project foresees the design and the fabrication of the flexible piezoelectric transducer and its fabrication, by using completely biocompatible materials. The second part consists on clinical trials on volunteer patients thanks to the collaboration of the phoniatric medical division of the ASL Lecce.