You Can Apply This Better Band-Aid With Just One Hand

As useful as Band-Aids might be for a quick fix, they're rarely easy to apply to your arms or other areas inaccessible to both your hands. And even when both hands are free, the sticky ends of a Band-Aid often end up stuck together if you're not careful. To remedy this, designer Pei-Chih Deng has created the… » 9/12/14 1:51pm 9/12/14 1:51pm

Body Heat-Powered Drug Delivering Bandages Means No More Needles

The only painful part of wearing an adhesive bandage is having to peel them off, so researchers at Purdue University's Birck Nanotechnology Center have developed a way to turn Band-Aids into a nearly pain free alternative to needles. By integrating a tiny heat-powered pump, adhesive patches could automatically deliver… » 9/17/12 12:51pm 9/17/12 12:51pm

Bready Bandages Will Dissolve Into Sugar Once You've Healed

Penn State's department of food science has been hard at work using an electrospinning device to stretch fibrous strands out of a biodegradable food-starch solution. Using a solvent to dissolve the starch into a fluid, long strands are spun, which, in great quantity, can be woven together together as one would a… » 5/01/12 9:20pm 5/01/12 9:20pm

Wireless Band-Aids Monitor Your Gashes From Afar

Here's what putting a wireless chip in a Band-Aid will allow your nurse to do: monitor your blood glucose, ph-level, pressure, as well as perform ECG functions and embed a three-axis accelerometer on your wound. This may not mean much to you as a guy who doesn't have a gigantic sword cut in your side, but come the end… » 2/05/08 1:31pm 2/05/08 1:31pm