Technology has come so far during my lifetime - I am continually astounded by the possibilities!
An intelligent dressing could be so helpful to so many people in preventing/monitoring infection and knowing when it is necessary to seek further medical help.
Bandages which can detect how a wound is healing and send messages back to doctors could be trialled within the next 12 months, scientists have said. "5G is an opportunity to produce resilient, robust bandwidth that is always there for the purpose of healthcare. "That intelligent dressing uses nano-technology to sense the state of that wound at any one specific time. "It would connect that wound to a 5G infrastructure and that infrastructure through your telephone will also know things about you - where you are, how active you are at any one time. "You combine all of that intelligence so the clinician knows the performance of the specific wound at any specific time and can then tailor the treatment protocol to the individual and wound in question."