A new sensor could help patients, doctors and nurses manage how wounds heal. The pioneering sensor is being developed by engineers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
Microsensors for Wounds
Here, engineers will work on the microsensor which can monitor tiny, microscale mechanical challenges to the body’s tissues. It has been estimated that wounds cost the NHS around £4.5-5.1 billion per year, with resources used to treat everything from burns and diabetic ulcers to caesarean section scars, surgical incisions and simple cuts.