The world of medicine is advancing by leaps and bounds, proof of what I say can be found in the countless news stories where they talk about new drugs, robotics that is put at the service of all kinds of surgeons or how 3D printing is helping in all kinds of fields within medicine itself. We have proof of this in the latest project carried out by researchers from the Swansea University where it has been possible to develop a smart bandage.
If you look back, except for the new splints totally customized for each patient thanks to 3D printing, the truth is that the world of casts or bandages is not that it has advanced too much, at least until now since this project of Swansea University will make it possible to know if a wound is healing properly after placing a bandage on it.
Thanks to this smart bandage, you will significantly improve the quality of life of patients with wounds.
The basic idea of this project is to place a series of sensors capable of transmitting data on the state of the wound itself through a 5G connection. Thanks to this peculiar bandage, any doctor could be able to follow the healing status of a specific patient in real time considerably reducing the number of times that the patient has to go to a consultation for his routine check-up, which could sometimes be avoided by getting both doctors and patients to dedicate that time to other tasks.
As explained Marc clement, President of the Institute of Life Sciences:
5G is an opportunity to produce robust and resilient bandwidth that is always there for the purpose of healthcare. This is a multi-technology approach, with nanotechnology, nanoelectronics, 3D printing, and coatings biochemistry all interconnected through the 5G infrastructure to enable us to provide healthcare for a patient with a wound, offering better healing results. and a better quality of life.