Abdominal sealant patch with sensor function

snap13To ensure that wounds remain tightly sealed in the abdomen after surgery, researchers at Empa and ETH Z├╝rich in Switzerland have developed a patch with a sensor function.

The hydrogel-polymer patch warns before the occurrence of dangerous leaks on sutures in the gastrointestinal tract take hold, while closes the areas on its own.

For the full story, see the July 2023 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


Image: Empa