Previously Nasa scientists had come up with their electric bandage that rapidly heals wounds. The bandage was known by polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). The bandage generates a small amount of electricity while interacting with another surface, including human skin. Now, researchers from Swansea University have developed 3D-printed smart bandage. According to scientists, this will help physicians customize treatment based on the progress of the wound, your location, and your activity.
The fascinating is this smart bandage uses 5G data and nano-sized sensors to constantly relay details about your health. The use of 5G sounds like overkill, but it is a chance to offer resilient.
Prof Marc Clement said, “5G is an opportunity to produce resilient, robust bandwidth that is always there for the purpose of healthcare.”
This smart bandage uses Nanotechnology to sense the state of that wound at any one specific time. It then connects the wound to a 5G infrastructure. The infrastructure will then know things about you like where you are, how active you are at any one time.
The data allows physicians to know the performance of the specific wound at any specific time.
Clement said, “You combine all of that intelligence so the clinician knows the performance of the specific wound at any specific time. Later on, they can then tailor the treatment protocol to the individual and wound in question.”
“Traditional medicine may be where a clinician might see a patient and then prescribe the treatment approach for a month or three; all is well but all of the evidence is there before them in this 5G world, so the clinician and patient can work together to address the challenge.”
“Sometimes we revere doctors so much that we tell them all is well but all of the evidence is there before them in this 5G world, so the clinician and patient can work together to address the challenge.”