Skin Patch Administers Medication Just When You Need It
Multi-functional nanotechnology fits into a band-aid sized piece of material.
Adhesive patches that can monitor your vitals are already viable, but a team from the University of Texas in Austin have managed developed one that can even deliver medication. This particle feature could eventually be used to aid those with Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.
The device is made from layered nanomaterials, which includes sensors, onboard storage, medication, and microheaters – all bundled into a 0.3 millimetre thick band-aid that that mimics the softness and flexibility of the skin.