“Smart” bandages tell the doctor how the wound is healing
Scientists have developed a new “smart” bandage that can detect how well a wound is healing and to send the doctor a report on the progress of the treatment. Innovative smart bandage will be tested in the next 12 months. As the representatives of the Institute of biology (ILS) Swansea, (United Kingdom), bandage in real-time uses of 5G technology, analyzes the process of healing, but also controls the activity level of the patient.
“Smart bandage uses nanotechnology to analyze the condition of the wound at any given point in time,” quoted the head of research, said Mark Clement, edition Financialexpress.
The invention will help doctors know exactly what is happening under the bandage with a wound at any point in time, allowing to adapt the treatment Protocol for a specific person. For the production of such dressings will be used by 3D printers, which will significantly reduce the cost of smart bandages.
Dressings include tiny sensors that can analyze blood clotting, or spot infections and also to wirelessly transfer data back to the Clinician.
New technology offers an individual approach to the treatment of wounds of any complexity.
Currently, patients with wounds should, in a certain time to visit medical professionals. But in each case, you may need more time for treatment, or possible infection that develops before the visit and is not controlled by a doctor.
Professor Marc Clement said: “Nanotechnology allows us to produce sensors incredibly small size…And it’s a very clever stuffing. The next thing which you need to achieve, to make smart bandages available at a price that will pull the public health system. How to produce these smart devices? Obviously, the most effective way using 3D technology.
“This multi-technology approach, in which nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, print, and biochemistry are combined through the 5G infrastructure to allow us in the near future to provide better treatment outcomes and improve the quality of life of patients with wounds”.