Biomedical engineers develop ‘smart’ senor bandages

May 1st, 2021

Smart bandages being scanned by Olajide Adetunji, a Ph.D. student in chemistry. The bandages are a part of Dr. Chang-Soo Kim’s electrical engineering research project. Photo: Michael Pierce, Missouri S&T. During the pandemic, many people have turned to virtual doctor appointments as a safer alternative to in-person visits. Researchers at Missouri University of Science and […]

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‘Smart bandage’ can detect infection

April 1st, 2021

University of Rhode Island (URI) assistant professor Daniel Roxbury (left) and former URI graduate student Mohammad Moein Safaee (right) have created a continuous, noninvasive way to detect and monitor an infection in a wound by embedding nanosensors in a “smart bandage.” Single-walled carbon nanotubes within the bandage identify an infection in a wound by detecting […]

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Smart bandage, smartphone controlled

March 1st, 2018

Even with medical science advances, the treatment of wounds is often fairly low tech. The process of changing bandages and applying the right medication at the right interval is often labor intensive. Promoting faster healing and preventing infection remain concerns. Scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and MIT have developed a bandage […]

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