Until now, band aids and dressings had to be taken off regularly to ensure the wound had not become infected. All this could become obsolete with new plasters invented by the Fraunhofer Research Institute (EMFT). When a wound has become infected, the pH levels change and the new plaster indicates this by changing colors.
Why it matters
“Intelligent materials” are making our lives easier and the trend for autonomy in health shows no sign of stopping. How can brands innovate products so that they answer consumers ever growing need for control in their own health?
Skintoskin is a clothing company that produces underwear for people with skin problems. They have just developed a new range of socks for diabetes sufferers.
Rent-a-Fun is a small bike rental company that has repositioned its offering from tourism to health. The idea came from a local baker who used Rent-a-Fun for half and hours exercise cycling in Lisbon. There is no gym membership or other hidden costs besides the €3.50 for a class of 45 to 60 minutes – that includes the bicycles, necessary equipment and a nutrition consultation.