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NASA develops electroactive bandages that can heal wounds faster

Electroactive Material Polyvinylidene Flouride (PVDF) Has Been Used To Make The Fibres Of The Guaze. The Pressure Of Cell Growth And Body Heat Stimulates The Electroactive Material, Which Is So Sensitive That An Electric Charge Can Be Created Just With A Push Or Even Blow.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 10 Oct 2016, 10:39:51 PM
NASA creates electroactive bandages for faster wound healing (Representational pic)

New Delhi:

NASA, the US space agency, has come up with a latest technology, which can help heal the wounds faster. NASA has created a high-tech electroactive bandage which forms an electric charge which helps in fastening the healing process of the wounds. An electroactive material has been used to make the electroactive bandage. 

Electroactive material Polyvinylidene Flouride (PVDF) has been used to make the fibres of the guaze. The pressure of cell growth and body heat stimulates the electroactive material, which is so sensitive that an electric charge can be created just with a push or even blow. Thus, there is no need of any external power source.

The electroactive device works in the following way: One needs to apply the electroactive device to an external wound. The device utilises low level electrical stimulation thus promoting wound healing. "This technology is a device that uses electrical activity to facilitate the wound healing process while protecting the wound," NASA wrote on its blog. 

Another advantage of the electroactive bandage is that it minimises infection and related complications such as illness or amputation.
According to NASA, military personnel who are injured in the field can use this bandage. Also, astronauts in space and patients who have suffered serious wound can also be benefitted with this bandage. NASA can also use this technology for its manned missions to Mars, and other planets.

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First Published : 10 Oct 2016, 07:56:00 PM

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