Smart Bandages Will Use 5G Data To Tell Doctors About Progress Of Wounds

Posted: Apr 17 2017, 4:44am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Smart Bandages Will Use 5G Data to Tell Doctors About Progress of Wounds
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  • Smart Bandages may Help Physicians Gauge Progress in the Healing of Wounds

The latest things on the horizon are smart bandages. These nifty wrappables may help physicians gauge progress in the healing of wounds among their patients.

New smart bandages could gauge how a wound is healing on a patient’s body. These bandages send signals which could then be interpreted by doctors.

It will take a year to test these bandages and then they will be common fare. Such bandages will use 5G technology. This technology enables doctors to see what type of treatment is ideal and also monitor a patient’s vital signs.

The effort is being spearheaded by a team from Swansea University. According to BBC, It is all a part of the 1.3 billion pounds deal which is meant to make a 5G test nexus for digital creativity. This was basically a chance to create a hardy, strong bandwidth that is perfect for the health profession.

The intelligent form of dressing uses nano-scale components to detect what state the wound is in. This wound could be linked up to an infrastructure and this in turn could be attached to your smartphone. Your location and activity level could be easily gauged via this setup.

Thus the clinician can prescribe the proper treatment for the wound based on the vital status report produced by the whole structure. Conventional medicine is too slow and lethargic in its prescription of a treatment.

This method is faster and more fine-tuned in its nature. The treatment in the future will be individualized and in accordance with the lifestyle and needs of the patient.

Thanks to this 5G method, both doctor and patient can combine their forces to yield a better healing regimen for the wounds of the latter. Nanotechnology is there to churn out the small sensors.

Meanwhile, 3D printers make bandages which may bring down the costs of the whole operation. A lot of people are willing to volunteer for the trials of these smart bandages which will start in a year or so.

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