Swansea University smart bandages bring 'better outcomes'
Bandages which can detect how a wound is healing and send messages back to doctors could be trialled within the next 12 months, scientists have said.
The bandages would use real-time 5G technology to monitor what treatment is needed and also keep track of a patient's activity levels.
The work is being led by Swansea University's Institute of Life Science (ILS).
It forms part of the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City deal, which aims to create a 5G test hub for digital innovation.
Prof Marc Clement, chairman of ILS, explains how a smart bandage would be produced.