Crearon una curita inteligente que muestra el tiempo que falta para sanar una herida/They create a smart bandage that shows the time left to heal a wound

El proyecto smartHEAL, ideado por Tomasz Raczynski, Dominik Baraniecki y Piotr Walter, estudiantes de la Universidad Tecnológica de Varsovia (Polonia), muestra a una cura con tecnología que muestra el tiempo que falta para que una herida sane.

Se trata de un sensor inteligente destinado para apósitos que detecta el grado de cicatrización de una herida midiendo su nivel de pH y utilizando sistemas de comunicación de identificación por radiofrecuencia (RFID).

Este vendaje inteligente puede detectar infecciones y recopilar datos que los profesionales de la salud pueden analizar para determinar el tratamiento adecuado.

Las heridas crónicas afectan la calidad de vida de casi el 2,5 % de la población estadounidense, por lo que nació la idea de facilitar el diagnóstico de la cicatrización, porque es difícil ver el estado de una herida cubierta por un vendaje. El error más común para solucionarlo es cambiar el vendaje con frecuencia, tal y como explican los creadores de smartHEAL.

Este sensor inteligente no permite que la evaluación de la herida se base en su color, olor y temperatura, así como pruebas bioquímicas de laboratorio, que suelen ser costosas. De esta forma, se puede controlar la inflamación de los tejidos y evitar la necrosis o incluso enfermedades graves.

Ahora, el equipo planea completar las pruebas y comenzar los ensayos clínicos. Una vez finalizado el proceso de certificación estos apósitos podrán distribuirse y venderse en 2025.

They create a smart bandage that shows the time left to heal a wound

The smartHEAL projectµ 0„ …l,, devised by Thomas Raczynski, Dominik Baraniecki Y Peter Walter, students from the Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), shows a cure with technology that shows the time it takes for a wound to heal.

It is an intelligent sensor intended for dressings that detects the degree of healing of a wound by measuring its pH level and using radio frequency identification (RFID) communication systems.

This smart bandage can detect infections and collect data that healthcare professionals can analyze to determine the appropriate treatment.

Chronic wounds affect the quality of life for nearly 2.5% of the US population, so the idea of ​​making it easier to diagnose healing was born, because it’s hard to see the condition of a wound. wound covered by a bandage. The most common mistake to fix it is to change the bandage frequently, as the creators of smartHEAL explain.

This intelligent sensor does not allow the evaluation of the wound based on its color, odor and temperature, as well as biochemical laboratory tests, which are usually expensive. In this way, you can control the tissue inflammation and avoid necrosis or even serious diseases.

Now the team plans to complete testing and begin clinical trials. Once the certification process is complete, these dressings can be distributed and sold in 2025.

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