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?
One of Israel’s three leading Health Funds recently launched a new video consultation service that lets people insured by the health fund consult a doctor by video chat. The service allows the doctor to diagnose the patient from a distance and if need be send immediate help.
The Yantra Mat works on the principle of acupressure. Acupressure is used to relieve a variety of symptoms and pain.