SKIN LIKE SENSOR THAT MONITOR BLOOD-OXYGEN LEVELS
UC BERKELY students have discovered a skin like sensor that will monitor a patient’s blood-oxygen levels in a better way.
This sensor is like a wearable technology which will benefit doctors in measuring blood-oxygen levels in real time over any part of the body, damaged tissues, cells and much more. This will give doctors a new way to monitor healing wounds.
Here comes the interesting part as we know like old techniques of monitoring the blood-oxygen levels where patient has to wear clips and other heavy things all over his body, as oximeters makes things bit complicated for both doctors and patients, but this wearable is not only better but very light weight.
This skin like sensor is made up of is made of organic electronics printed on bendable plastic that molds to the contours of the body. Unlike fingertip oximeters, it can detect blood-oxygen levels at nine points in a grid and can be placed anywhere on the skin. It could potentially be used to map oxygenation of skin grafts, or to look through the skin to monitor oxygen levels in transplanted organs, the researchers say.
We all know that oxygen monitoring is one of the crucial and the most important part of the any surgery, operation or the healing procedure, when a patient is on a hospital bed ,he/she is always put on a oximeter in 99 percent cases as oxygen is the most important part of the human survival.
Currently this device is under various tests and could be rolled out soon as there are regions of the body where this skin like sensor has some issues in measuring the oxygen levels.
We all know that If a person is under transplantation then a doctor always have to check after the transplantation that all the parts of the body are getting the oxygen properly or not so this is where this movable sheet like skin like sensor comes into play and could be very helpful as we can individually check the parts of the body for their oxygen movement.