UConn researchers creates a smart-bandage to help chronic wounds heal more effectively

Uconn researchers create a smart-bandage, a wearable device, that can deliver medicine to patient with minimal pain. The bandage, developed by Dr. Ali Tamayol, and researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Harvard Medical School, is equipped with miniature needles that can be controlled remotely- allowing the drugs to be programmed by care providers without visiting the patient. Providers can wirelessly control the release of drugs delivered through the miniature needles. This method has proved to be more effective than tropical solutions when it comes to wound closure and hair growth. I believe they are alot of safety and privacy concerns with this smart bandage. There are also many positives to this because It pushing health care forward.


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