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Hygiene and health firm Essity has launched a new digital solution for wound assessment.

The mobile app records key wound characteristics, generates an assessment and helps healthcare professionals to select the appropriate wound product.

Cutimed Wound Navigator has the ability to capture an image, from which wound measurements are automatically determined.

The result of an assessment can be summarised and extracted in a digital report generated in the app to simplify wound documentation.

Ulrika Kolsrud, president of health and medical solutions at Essity, said:  “We are fulfilling an unmet need in the clinical workflow by simplifying wound documentation. Our goal is to provide support to healthcare professionals in wound assessment and product selection while at the same time improving consistency of care.”

The Cutimed Wound Navigator app, which is available on both iOS and Android, is initially launched in Germany and will be launched in additional countries in 2022.

The development of the software is a collaboration between Essity and imito AG, a Swiss healthcare start-up.

The collaboration was enabled through Essity Ventures, a strategic initiative of Essity that aspires to partner with innovative health and hygiene start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Cutimed is a brand within Essity’s medical solutions business and provides products and solutions especially developed for the management of chronic and complex wounds, covering all stages of the healing process.

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