Smart sutures to monitor deep surgical wounds
- January 04, 2022
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Accurate assessment of deep surgical wounds is often hindered by less accurate direct observation of external signs such as body temperature, respiratory patterns and skin colour or expensive clinical techniques for wound monitoring. Finding an innovative solution to address these challenges would involve overcoming multiple engineering hurdles in the design of materials and electronics. An iHealthtech research team led by Asst Prof John Ho has devised a bioelectronic sensor capable of operating wirelessly without a battery and detecting relevant physiological indicators for deep surgical wound monitoring. The result of their innovative wireless sensing (WiSe) suture was published in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
Nature Biomedical Engineering
Wirelessly operated bioelectronic sutures for the monitoring of deep surgical wounds