The pioneering wearable patch for remote monitoring of chronic wounds enables doctors and nurses to offer hyper-responsive chronic wound treatment.
FREMONT, CA: Chronic, large, or non-healing wounds affect millions and can be costly to care for because of the requirement for multiple treatments. At this juncture, a device capable of monitoring the wound status and stimulating the healing process is highly desirable. Next-generation wound care technology today is capable of surveillance, which can diagnose wound parameters, treat chronic wound symptoms, and reduce infection at the wound noninvasively using a closed-loop therapeutic system. It also provides patients with an enhanced standard of care and an accelerated wound repair mechanism. Read on to know more.
Current treatment of chronic wound relies on wound dressings customized to the state of the wound, often described as deep or shallow, clean or infected, and dry or exudative. The latest wound monitoring technology, the wearable patch, will change how the healthcare industry deals with chronic wound care. Connected to a smartphone, the wearable patch allows continuous monitoring of wounds, to help caregivers and wound sufferers with a smart and accurate evaluating tool. The wound patch measures and stores the wound's parameters and communicates this data to the cloud through a mobile app. This real-time connectivity makes sure that nurses and doctors can be alerted to the early stages of infection and other complications.
The formula of the wearable patch is non-invasive, to actively react to any changes to the wound. As an atomically thin material, the patch will change according to any physicochemical change, allowing faster identification of patients' problems. The wearable patch can also adapt to any shape of the wound, using thin and flexible properties. The non-invasive nature of the patch actively stimulates wound healing too. Chronic wounds are a significant health burden for individuals and have a significant financial impact on the health care system. The new and innovative wearable patch can drastically improve the current standard of care.