Melbourne researchers have developed ‘Smart Bandage’ which changes color depending on the temperature of the skin beneath. Now it can be a powerful tool for treating wounds and monitoring infections. This was developed by Monash University team. Louise van der Werff, a PhD student said the Smart Bandage will help in the quicker treatment of chronic wounds.
Temperature sensitive fibers mixed in the bandage can sense temperature variations of less than 0.5 of a degree. The research project was led by Robin Cronston. He said “Having the ability to collect a broader range of data on a wound’s status will have a significant impact on the understanding of chronic wounds and how best to treat them.”