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Singapore scientists develop smart bandage that tracks wounds via an app

East Coast Daily | 05/12/2021 08:31 AM | Click to read full article

Researchers in Singapore have created a smart bandage that allows individuals to have chronic wounds monitored remotely using a smartphone app, perhaps avoiding the need for a doctor’s visit.

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore developed a wearable sensor that can be affixed to a transparent bandage and used to assess the healing process using data such as temperature, bacteria type, pH and inflammation.