The Smart Band-Aid Can Make For a Complete 'Smart Dressing'

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Dec 10, 2015
References: youtube & gizmag
A group of engineers at MIT have developed a smart band-aid that consists of a special gel that is adhesive but can also be stretched, and can be combined with drug delivery mechanisms, lights and sensors in order to create what is essentially a smart wound dressing that takes care of all your wound-healing needs.

The smart band-aid is equipped with electronics that are stretchable and soft, which makes them perfectly suited for the human body. It is capable of communicating with doctors if it is running low on medication, enabling a proactive approach to treatment.

This smart band-aid could have very significant implications for the pharmaceutical industry, as it could make it possible to develop glucose sensor delivery strips and other medicines with ease and convenience.