- Smart bandages can detect how well a wound is healing and send a progress report to the doctor
- The bandages would use real-time 5G technology
- The research and development are being led by Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science, UK
- Doctors cannot follow normal healing processes and timelines in the case of chronic wounds
- 3D printers would be used to produce the bandages
The mission to develop smart bandages which send the reports of the progress a wound will have a final and positive result by next year. The 5G technology driven bandages help the clinician monitor the patient’s condition and fix the treatment without the physical presence of the tolerant, scientists have said. The research and development are being led by Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science, UK.
The tiny sensors inside the smart bandage can detect blood clotting and identify infections, then to send wireless data messages straight to a smartphone of the clinician. The result is that time and space is no matter to treat a wound once the smart bandage becomes a reality.
Doctors cannot follow normal healing processes and timeline in the case of chronic wounds. Diagnosis and treatment of chronic wounds are challenging, and clinicians often rely on physical inspections of the wound in order to provide treatment. This method requires frequent visits to the hospital that consumes time and money.