Smart bandage continuously measures pH and oxygen

Harvard professor Ali Khademhosseini, a doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is developing a smart bandage that determines a wound’s healing progress and distributes medicine accordingly.

The prototype bandage looks like rubber, and has visible sensors tracking pH balance (for bacterial infection), and oxygen, automatically delivering oxygen or antibiotics topically.  Diabetic foot ulcers might be better treated this way.

ApplySci described a related, oxygen measuring, transparent liquid bandage in October 2014.

Wearable Tech + Digital Health NYC 2015 – June 30 @ New York Academy of Sciences