How Smart Bandages Are Transforming Medicine and Healthcare

Smart bandages changing medicine
A smart bandage with wound covering component (right), containing sensors and a drug carrier, and a microprocessor (left) that interprets sensor input and triggers drug delivery (Image credit: Tufts University)
Chronic wounds are a major health issue affecting tens of millions of people worldwide. While some bandages today are embedded with medicine to treat wounds, scientists have something much more advanced in mind for the future of chronic wound care – smart bandages. Smart bandages have pH sensors embedded in them, and they electronically deliver […]