Tagged: Smart Bandage

MIT researchers develop skin like bandage embedded with micro-electronics

A team of MIT researchers led by Xuanhe Zhao, the Robert N. Noyce Career Development Associate Professor in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have come up with a soft and stretchy adhesive gel like material which can house temperature sensors, LED lights, conductive wires, semiconductor chips or other tiny electronics. This will have plenty of applications in medical tech and fitness hardware which is both skin-friendly and smart healthcare kits.
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Smart Bandage capable of detecting bedsores at a very early stage

Smart Bandage that detects bedsores and ulcers UC Berkeley

Bedsores and ulcers can be a real irritation for bed-ridden people, and they are very painful indeed. To counter this problem Engineers at UC Berkeley and researchers at UCSF are in the phase of developing a Smart Bandage that detects underlying development of bedsores at a very early stage. The development of this Smart Bandage is undertaken by UC Berkeley researchers who devised the software and hardware of the bandage, while UCSF carried out all the initial animal trials. Smart Bandage uses electrical signals (impedance spectroscopy) to detect tissue development under the skin for curing bedsores or ulcers at their root level.
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