Smart Bandage Will Apply Wound Medication For You
Researchers have developed the smart bandage to automatically analyze and administer care to a wound
Often treating a wound is a hassle, having to reapply bandages every few hours. Well thanks to a team of researchers working out of MIT, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Harvard Medical School, you can soon slap on a high-tech smart bandage that is programmed with dose-dependent drug release.
The smart bandage starts working once the microcontroller creates a voltage signal, which then heats up the conductive fibers. When this happens, the medication is released onto the wound. The microcontroller collects the signal from a smartphone.