Using nano sensor technology, this university has developed smart bandages capable of offering real-time health reporting. Wearable technology in the health industry has become increasingly commonplace with affordable wristband trackers and similar accessories, but this new bandage design indicates a new level of health statistics being made available to the wearer.
Created by a research team from Swansea University's Institute of Life Science, the nano sensor bandages boast a combination of biochemistry, nanotechnology, nano-electronics and exciting technology like 3D printing and coding. The team hopes to begin trialling the intelligent medical dressing within a year. By providing a steady stream of information, such as activity levels and healing progress, the bandages could reduce the number of doctor visits. They also have the potential to release medication.
These Smart Bandages are Embedded With Nano Sensor Technology
1. Smart Dressings - Opportunity for further development of smart bandages that offer real-time health reporting to reduce number of doctor visits
2. Nanotechnology in Healthcare - Incorporating nano sensor technology into healthcare industry for more accurate and real-time health statistics
3. Wearable Health Monitors - Advancement of wearable technology and biochemistry for more precise health monitoring
1. Healthcare - Nanotechnology and wearable technology can be used to enhance healthcare industry by providing real-time health statistics to patients
2. Technology - Opportunity for further development of 3D printing and coding technology in healthcare industry with smart bandages that provide real-time health statistics and drug delivery
3. Pharmaceutical - Smart bandages have the potential to be used as a platform for drug delivery in the future