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This Smart Surgical Thread Collects Data As Wounds Are Healing

Doctors could monitor ptients after surgery w/ smart surgical thread   #IoT #DigitalHealth

  • One future possibility for doing that: “smart thread” that broadcasts data from deep in the wound.
  • This Smart Surgical Thread Collects Data As Wounds Are Healing
  • The threads generate electrical outputs that are sent out through a wire to a device on the skin outside the body.
  • Over the last 18 months, Tufts University engineers have been developing a toolkit of threads coated with different chemicals.
  • The best substrate you can use is a thread, because you can suture them in wherever you want.”

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This Smart Surgical Thread Collects Data As Wounds Are Healing

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