Design and Implementation of Iontophoresis Multiple Flexible Sensors for Treatment of Hair Loss

  • Sang-Hyo Arman Woo
  • Chang-Geol Kim
  • Byung-Seop Song
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 181)


Most of drug for hair could not penetrate into stratum corneum (SC) and it is reducing the efficiency of the drug for curing hair loss. In order to penetrate the drug into the SC, an iontophoresis device is designed and implemented. The proposed iontophoresis device has a motor pump to move the electrode forward and backward, in order to attach the electrode on the scalp. The attached electrodes have uniform stress distribution because the same pressure is applied to the each electrode. After attaching the electrode, implemented iontophoresis stimulator is activated. The implemented iontophoresis device monitors current flow to the load and automatically cutoff when current flows above the threshold. The device is controlled by the touch screen interface and the ground between the embedded processor and PC is optically isolated. The implemented device is tested to manikin ant it is successfully activated.


Medical treatment Electrical stimulation Iontophoresis Hair loss Electrokinetic flow 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sang-Hyo Arman Woo
    • 1
  • Chang-Geol Kim
    • 2
  • Byung-Seop Song
    • 3
  1. 1.BK21 Research Team, College of Rehabilitation ScienceDaegu UniversityDaeguKorea
  2. 2.Research Institute for Special Education & Rehabilitation ScienceDaegu UniversityDaeguKorea
  3. 3.Dept. of Rehabilitation Science & TechnologyDaegu UniversityDaeguKorea

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