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Chronic wounds can be a source of significant suffering and disability for patients by the smart bandages could help. Image: Unsplash/ Diana Polekhina

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The new ‘smart bandage’ contains a sensor that can accurately measure moisture levels then transmit the data to a smartphone. Image: Wireless Textile Moisture Sensor for Wound Care, Tessarolo et al. 2021

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