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Engineers design color-changing compression bandage
May 29, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed pressure-sensing photonic fibers that they have woven into a typical compression bandage. As the bandage is stretched, the fibers change color. Using a color chart, a caregiver can stretch a bandage until it matches the color for a desired pressure before, say, wrapping it around a patient's leg.Full Story
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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