Hosted by IDTechEx. Printed Electronics World. In a time of COVID restrictions and minimal travel, many people are turning to virtual doctor appointments and consultations as a safer alternative to in-person doctor visits. This smart bandage could enable remote monitoring for the early detection of illnesses such as pressure ulcers, allowing for immediate treatment or intervention. This prototype will be evaluated using phantom tissue that mimics a pressure ulcer site. Kim is working with Dr.
By Brandi Vincent. The injuries can be painful and costly for patients, and those that are especially slow to heal can require a great deal of specialized care. In the U. Though electricity has been studied and used in treatment approaches previously, the technology built by Bogie—who has been confronting the health care challenge intermittently for nearly 15 years—offers a little something more. Another crucial element is that the device can offer therapy at any time—and outside of clinic visits. The bandage is equipped with sensors, electrodes, a power and control module and other elements.
Chronic wounds — wounds that do not heal — are one of the most devastating complications of type II diabetes and one of the leading causes of limb amputations in these patients. The condition affects an estimated 4. Since the pathophysiology of each wound is different, it becomes challenging to create a blanket treatment approach that is applicable to all types. Research efforts have focused on different factors or their combinations to try and promote healing processes, however, effective clinical treatment options remain limited and the problem persists. The team developed a programmable platform that could actively and remotely control the release of multiple drugs.
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