Smart dressings for wound care
Millions of people suffer from skin wounds that won't heal, with treatment being lengthy and costly. Wound dressings are frequently removed manually to visually inspect the healing process, and often the patients' wellbeing is compromised by the risk of infection. Hence, more efficient solutions are necessary. The EU-funded SWORD project is developing a smart dressing with sensors that monitor conditions in the patient's wound and the dressing itself. It will alert through the wireless link the medical staff of the possibility of infection or other issues, removing the necessity of dressing inspections. New composites will be studied to involve smart hybrid materials and tools using electrospinning or other technologies for effective wound care. The project will offer substantial savings in costs and efficiency in the healing process.
Field of science
- /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
Call for proposal
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Funding SchemeMSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)