Smart bandages for early detection of infection

Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Faculty Advisor
Ali Tamayol
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Start Date
Paid or Volunteer
Volunteer, can apply for UCARE 18-19
Hours Per Week

The goal of this project is to develop smart bandages that can be used for monitoring wounds in diabetic patients and early detection of infection. This smart platform consists of arrays of hollow microneedles to either uptake wound exudate or to deliver antibiotics if needed. The hollow microneedles transfer liquids from the live tissue to the sensors to measure the level of various markers. The information obtained from the integrated sensors will be wirelessly transferred to external sources.

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