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Smart sensor wound care that may reduce diabetic amputations

Smart sensor wound care

Smart sensor wound care on horizon that may reduce diabetic amputations

University of Nottingham researchers have secured a major grant of £902,524 from the Medical Research Council, to develop a smart wound dressing embedded with optical fibre sensors to assess whether affected tissue is healing well or is infected. 

The new disposable dressing could have a significant impact on patient care and healthcare costs for wound management, which stand at £4.5-£5.1bn a year – more than 4 per cent of the NHS budget. 

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