SMART BANDAGE FOR SPECIFIC WOUND HEALING
Charmi Panchal, Riddhi Patel, Krishna Jadav and Rajashree Mashru*
A removable wireless monitor that attaches to patient and monitors blood pressure, cardiac rhythm & volume state. This type of smart bandage consists of electrically conductive fibers coated in gel that can be individually loaded with infection fighting antibiotics, tissue regenerating growth factors, painkillers or other medications. However, the smart bandage with flexible sensors will enable the real -time monitoring of the state of wound. The smart bandage prototype is controlled by a wireless device that sends voltage to a particular fiber in the bandage which heats the gel and then releases the medicine directly over the wound or affected area.
Keywords: Wound healing, fibers, electronic connectivity, smart bandages, bio sensors.
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