High-Tech Protection

Wound care gets a multifunctional re-design with unique tech features

Implications - Moving beyond physical protection, wound care products are integrating elements of technology for unique added benefits.Transforming bandages and sutures into items that can track patient recovery and detect potential diseases, health practitioners are using technology to help change the way patients, and everyday consumers, maintain their health. This speaks to a need to transform routine health products into items that can give consumers more value and information, especially in the long run.
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Sickness-Detecting Bandaids - This Liquid Bandaid Design Checks Wounds for Diseases Using Colors
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Warm 4,632 Clicks Pub: Sep 20, 15
Sickness-Detecting Bandaids
This Liquid Bandaid Design Checks Wounds for Diseases Using Colors
These revolutionary liquid bandaid designs cleverly do more than cover an injury and help it heal. Thanks to innovative color-changing technology, these bandaids are able to use reacting dyes to... [More]
Data-Driven Medicines - 'Smart Sutures' Can Collect and Send Data About Patient Recovery
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Average 201 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 16
Data-Driven Medicines
'Smart Sutures' Can Collect and Send Data About Patient Recovery
Researchers at Tufts University have invented ‘smart sutures’ that are capable of tracking the healing process of a wound. Researchers embedded electronics, microfluidics and nano-scale... [More]
Bedsore-Detecting Smart Bandages - Thee Smart Bandages Could Help Prevent Pressure Wounds
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Mild 727 Clicks Pub: Mar 19, 15
Bedsore-Detecting Smart Bandages
Thee Smart Bandages Could Help Prevent Pressure Wounds
Researchers at UC Berkeley have developed ingenious bedsore-detecting smart bandages that could help relieve pressure wounds and bedsores, which can be both extremely unpleasant as well as dangerous.... [More]
Florescent Smart Bandages - These Smart Glowing Bandages Indicate How a Wound is Healing
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This Quarter and Average 159 Clicks Pub: Jul 7, 17
Florescent Smart Bandages
These Smart Glowing Bandages Indicate How a Wound is Healing
This smart bandage quickens the healing process by glowing different colors to indicate the status of the wound. Chronic flesh wounds need to be checked frequently to ensure proper healing is... [More]
Infection-Thwarting Bandages - These High-Tech Bandages Prevent Microbial Breeding
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Untested 106 Clicks Pub: Feb 26, 16
Infection-Thwarting Bandages
These High-Tech Bandages Prevent Microbial Breeding
A group of researchers over at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have invented high-tech infection-fighting bandages that are capable of improving and accelerating the healing... [More]
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