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Photobiomodulation is the use of low levels of visible or near infrared light in order to stimulate cells to function more efficiently. While the underlying mechanism is not fully understood, clinical randomized controlled trials have shown positive effects.

Currently, photobiomodulation is used for healing skin after burns, speed wound healing, help regrow the dentin in teeth, increasing hair growth and more.

Since it relies on simple, easily obtainable hardware, the goal is to make a portable (for the sake of storage) device that can be recharged through the use of a rechargable battery, duration and intensity control via an arduino, and thermoplastics for the casing.

Tests will be done to verify the efficacy of the device (IE, I intend to make a cut on both arms and compare the amount of time it takes to heal). Daily pictures and, if I have the money, stereomiscroscope images of the skin.

I will update the description as I expand the project idea.
  • 1 × Teensy 3.1
  • 1 × Infrared / Near Infrared LED
  • 1 × Thermoplastic For the design of the case

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