Soon Your Cut Will Tell You When It's Infected

A PhD student from Melbourne, Australia, has created the ultimate minor medical tool for mums. It's a bandage that monitors the health of a cut and lets you know when it's infected.

The bandage is the brainchild of Louise van der Werff, a PhD student at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She developed a temperature sensitive fabric that can be weaved into a bandage or a roll of medical dressing. When you wrap a wound, the dressing will change colours when an infected wound gets warm. Forget poking and prodding for pus, all you have to do is wait for a colour change.

A bandage manufacturer is supporting the research and hopes to have a product ready for trial by the end of the year. [Fresh Science via MedGadget]

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