Wireless and dissolvable sensor to monitor brain’s pressure

Wireless and dissolvable sensor to monitor brain’s pressure
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have designed a wireless sensor that is dissolvable to monitor the brain’s intracranial pressure and temperature in patients with traumatic brain injuries. The sensor that is made of polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) and silicone is capable of transmitting accurate pressure, temperature readings and other information, and capable of dissolving and disappearing in the body when relevant functions are no longer required. This sensor can avoid infections and re-operations distress experienced by the patients with existing medical procedures while retrieving the electronic implants. With the information provided by the sensor on the health of the organ, doctors can prevent bigger problems in patients.
How to cite this article:
Hameedunissa Begum A. Wireless and dissolvable sensor to monitor brain’s pressure. BioLim O-Media. 17 April, 2017. 5(4).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0242.