Sunday, September 12, 2004

Smart bandage: the first part of the cyborg circuit

BBC NEWS | Technology | Smart bandage to help diabetics:
"Danish doctors are developing a smart bandage to monitor wounds as they heal. Created for diabetics, the bandage would be studded with tiny sensors and send data to clinicians via the net."

Once this works, it seems quite possible that the other part of the circuit could fairly easily be implemented - the delivery of medication based on feedback from the sensors. This is in effect - though not being used for astronauts in space ships - the cybernetic organism as it was first envisioned by Clynes and Kline in their 1960 article "Cyborgs and Space."


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