Stanford Smart Bandage Wound Healing
There are hydrogen bandages, and then this newly developed wireless smart bandage. Stanford University researchers claim this innovation promotes faster closure of wounds, increased blood flow to injured tissue, and enhanced skin recovery by significantly reducing scar formation.


Stanford Smart Bandage Wound Healing
The device itself consists of wireless circuitry that utilizes impedance/temperature sensors to monitor the healing progress, and it hasn’t healed or an infection is detected, more electrical stimulation is applied across the wound bed to accelerate tissue closure as well as reduce infection. All of the data collected was monitored by researchers in real time on a smartphone.

With stimulation and sensing in one device, the smart bandage speeds healing, but it also keeps track as the wound is improving. We think it represents a new modality that will enable new biological discovery and the exploration of previously difficult-to-test hypotheses on the human healing process,” said Dr. Artem Trotsyuk, co-first author of a paper.