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Monday, April 17, 2017

Smart bandages.

An innovative new bandage from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, which used electrical currents to detect tissue damage before it is visible to the human eye. The researchers documented their work in a paper that was published in Nature Communications. They created a type of bandage that could detect bedsores as they are forming, before the damage reaches the surface of the skin. The product, which was documented in the paper published, turns bright green when the gel like material within the dressing detects bacteria.The bandages developed by the Welsh team utilize 5G technology to monitor what’s happening in the wound, whilst also tracking the activity levels of the wearer. more