Sutures Using Smart Threads to Detect Body’s Temperature, pH

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Smart threads are going to make it easier for doctors to monitor patients with serious wounds. A team of Tufts University engineers has created smart threads that can sense pressure, stress, temperature, pH, and glucose levels. The smart suture can send the data to medical professionals’ smart devices, so they can monitor how their patients are healing.

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These threads can adapt to contours of various organs, making it easier to develop smart medical products to monitor the health of patients.

thread is abundant, inexpensive, thin and flexible, and can be easily manipulated into complex shapes … Additionally, analytes can be delivered directly to tissue by using thread’s natural wicking properties.

said Pooria Mostafalu, Ph.D. More info is available here.

[H/T: Engadget]

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