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These Bandages Release Medication On a Predetermined Schedule

 - Oct 8, 2017
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A group of researchers working out of Harvard Medical School, MIT and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a high-tech smart bandage that is capable of releasing medication over a period of time based on a pre-programmed schedule.

This smart bandage is constructed out of conductive fibers that heat up when the embedded microcontroller sends a voltage signal. When the fibers heat up, they heat up a gel that they are coated with, releasing them into the wearer's wound.

What's great about this smart bandage is that it can be controlled by a smartphone, making it possible for medication schedules to be entered into a phone so that manual oversight isn't necessary to ensure timely medication release.