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Bacteria detecting device

Smart device detects hidden bacteria in wounds

Work & Lifestyle

A portable touchscreen device uses fluorescence imaging to display exactly where the bacteria is.

With technology revolutionising healthcare, a smart device named MolecuLight i:X could help provide the correct treatment for patients with wounds by detecting hidden bacteria. The device has an integrated touchscreen, showing the wound in detail when hovered above it and displaying bacteria as red on the intuitive interface. The helps more targeted treatment by knowing exactly where the bacteria is.

The MolecuLight i:X instantly detects harmful levels of bacteria and measures the size of the wound. The guidance of the fluorescent imaging helps guide physicians on whether the patient requires expensive antimicrobial products. Studies show an 89 percent cost reduction and nine times faster wound healing with the use of the device.

Technological innovations are revolutionising the medical industry and the way it treats its patients, with devices such as the ear implant that uses laser pulses to deliver accurate sound, and the wearable creation that uses vibrations to guide the visually impaired changing lives. How could such innovations help your team members?




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