Brainstorming Medical Innovations (Latex free bandages (Problem (Latex…
Brainstorming Medical Innovations
Color changing dressings to detect infection
Changing wound dressings to check for infections allows for bacteria to come into contact with a wound.
Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT in Munich.
Developed an indicator dye that reacts to different changing pH levels , integrated it into a dressing and plaster.
Healthy skin usually shows a pH value of 5
pH value increases (acid to alkaline) indicates infection
pH value between 6.5 and 8.5 infection is present
Latex free bandages
Wounds heal faster in a moderately moist environment
Too much moisture can soak and lead to surrounding skin information
Latex allergic friendly bandages are not frequent
Many bandages have adhesive but does not stick properly
Regular changing of material
Porous polymer coating over pad - antibacterial properties (medicated with antiseptic solution)
Breathable but air-tight
Latex commonly used
Combination between latex and elastic
Acrylate including methacrylate, methacrylates commonly known as vinyl resin
Regular changing of bandages for patients
Increasing absorbency and antibacterial properties of bandage to decrease changing frequency