Smart Stitches Can Send Doctors Information On Wounds As They Heal

Smart Stitches Can Send Doctors Information On Wounds As They Heal

A new technology can sew sensors into tissue, and potentially spot and treat issues before they arise

Ido Lechner, Home Editor
  • 26 july 2016

A team of researchers from Tufts University are developing a prototype for smart stitches which can be used like ordinary stitches to seal wounds, but will double as real-time data trackers. The stitches will periodically send updates directly to the doctors treating the injury. By creating multiple thread types which form a more complex arrays of sensors when woven together, the smart stitches can be achieved.

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