What if you could wear a bandage that had the ability to detect when you’re about to get an infection? Co.Design is discussing the potential of their color-changing bandages that would aid in the health of many individuals. Developed by researchers over at the University of Bath, the prototype you see below glows fluorescent green when a wound is close to infection.
This would help in alerting doctors that the patient needs to be treated for the infection immediately. Although research for the product is still in the early phases, this very new technology has been able to accurately diagnose infections which is especially beneficial for victims of burn wounds. Surely, children will not only enjoy its glow-in-the-dark capabilities, but it will also keep them very much protected from life threatening infections.
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