Tianfu Roud, Dongcheng District,Shan County, Heze City, Shandong, China 274300
Today's social intelligence has become unfathomable. Most items are labeled with smart products, and people are developing more intelligent products.
Historical use of surgical sutures can be traced back to ancient Egypt in 3000 BC, while the bones used at that time have been replaced by silver needles, and the silk and animal hair used for suturing have also been replaced with synthetic materials, not absorbable. The suture also becomes an absorbable suture, which minimizes the pain of surgery. But no matter how it changes, the function of the suture has not changed, that is, the body tissue is stitched together to help the patient heal.
Researchers from Tufts University in the United States have a whimsy to use intelligent products on surgical sutures to monitor wound healing. For the first time, a “smart” suture has been developed that incorporates nanosensors that wirelessly monitor electronic and microscopic data to collect diagnostic data while helping human tissue heal. Researchers can use these sutures to monitor physiological parameters and tissue and organ health, including blood pressure and temperature.
The team said that this smart suture can meet some specific medical functions, such as the ability of these sutures to replace part of the capillaries, to sense pH and glucose levels, and to detect temperature and material pressure. At the same time, the suture can also create a “Complete Thread Diagnostic Platform” that allows liquids transported by different sutures to support each other and synchronize sensor data and results to smartphones and computers. "We hope that these sutures may be woven into orthopedic surgery, or integrated into the tissue during surgery, providing valuable information for wound healing and treatment of chronic diseases." Team leader Dr. Pooria Mostafalu said .
Although smart sutures have not yet been used in the medical industry, it is a considerable research in medical development. Maybe one day, smart sutures can really be used for wound suturing, which will be a breakthrough in human medicine.
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