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Researchers develop wearable device to help disinfect chronic wounds

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a wearable device that can administer antibacterial ozone gas to chronic wounds to help disinfect them. The technology could allow people to disinfect chronic wounds at home, and would be helpful in cases where wounds have been colonized by drug-resistant bacteria and aren’t responding to antibiotic therapy. Approximately 6 million patients in the US have a chronic wound. This includes many patients with diabetes who develop foot ulcers. These wounds can have a significant…

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RMIT scientists to develop electronic skin for pain, temperature and pressure sensing

Scientists at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have announced the development of an artificial skin material that can sense pain, temperature, and pressure. It’s remarkable because it replicates how real skin responds to stimuli, which sends appropriate electric signals through neural pathways to the brain. The technology is slated to allow for life-like transmission of tactile sensations through prosthetic arms and legs, and may even help replace skin grafts with artificial solutions. According to RMIT, the electronic skin ‘replicates’…