The Grapheal smart bandage is a device being developed by the France-based startup from the National Centre for Scientific Research that looks to enhance wound healing with connected capabilities. The bandage is integrated with a layer of graphene that comes into contact with the wound to keep an eye on the chemical composition and detect if there is an infection that could be developing. This information is then relayed wirelessly to a connected smartphone or tablet to send it to a cloud-based server where it can be analyzed.
The Grapheal smart bandage would allow doctors and nurses alike to keep an eye on the wound from afar and eliminate the need for them to come in for care unless required.
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