These wound dressings provide information about the healing process, Via Intelligentliving
Every year, 500,000 amputations take place due to chronic or hard-to-heal wounds – which are those that take longer than six weeks to heal. They inflict a substantial economic burden on health care systems worldwide as well, with over $28 billion in Medicare costs annually in the US alone.
Over 6.5 million people in the US suffer from such wounds. They include soldiers and veterans with hard-to-heal blast wounds from explosions and people with chronic wounds like diabetic ulcers. These patients require continual monitoring by a healthcare professional. The status of the injury must be known at all times.
To make this easier, a couple of bright ideas have been developed. One is a bandage by UC Santa Cruz collaborating with UC Davis, and Tufts University researchers with mHealth sensors designed to help serious wounds heal faster and more effectively. The sensor-embedded smart bandage includes a remote patient monitoring platform so healthcare professionals can track the wound’s progress.
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