We at SALSA have long been interest in the concept of “you can’t manage what you cant’ measure.” This work is permeating all of medicine, but we are especially interested in its nexus with wound healing and also with prevention. Here’s an article from McKnight’s about some interesting intelligent textile work in wounds by colleagues in Switzerland. _____________________ Swiss researchers from the Technology in Textiles (TechinTex) project are working on a new type of wound dressing that could make it easier for providers to monitor how fast a wound is actually healing. The product they are developing weaves into the dressing optic threads, which are designed to change color.
Fiber Optics, Wounds and Theragnostics, Oh My!