Smart bandages use tiny electrodes to monitor bacterial growth in flesh wounds

By Grant Brunner on December 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Bandages aren’t new or particularly interesting, right? They keep wounds clean and protected from the outside environment. Some bandages are even impregnated with antibacterial agents to kill off rogue pathogens. What if bandages could be used to monitor wounds and detect problems, though? That is the goal of Thaddaeus Webster and Edgar Goluch. In a recently published research paper, they explain how they use minuscule electrodes made of palladium to detect potentially deadly bacteria. This technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we deal with flesh wounds and surface infections.

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