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New Developments in Smart Bandage Technologies for Wound Diagnostics

McLister, Anna, McHugh, Jolene, Cundell, Jill and Davis, James (2016) New Developments in Smart Bandage Technologies for Wound Diagnostics. Advanced Materials, 28 (27). pp. 5732-5737. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1002/adma.201504829


The pH of wound fluid has long been recognized as an important diagnostic for assessing wound condition, but as yet there are few technological options available to the clinician. The availability of sensors that can measure wound pH, either in the clinic or at home could significantly improve clinical outcome – particularly in the early identification of complications such as infection. New material designs and electrochemical research strategies that are being targeted at wound diagnostics are identified and a critical overview of emerging research that could be pivotal in setting the direction for future devices is provided.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:smart bandages, wound status, sensors, wound infection
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:35679
Deposited By: Professor James Davis
Deposited On:19 Aug 2016 14:39
Last Modified:07 Jul 2017 09:43

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