Electrical stimulation bandage 'could offer hope for people with chronic wounds'

Electrical stimulation bandage 'could offer hope for people with chronic wounds'

Aimed at addressing a shortage of treatments for chronic wounds, the bandage was developed by researchers at Stanford University in California. Infections, diseases such as diabetes, and suppressed immune systems can often slow down the healing process. Chronic wounds can last months, leading to anxiety and depression, and becoming potentially life-threatening in the worst cases. They cost $25bn to treat each year. The new device promotes faster closure of wounds, increases blood flow to injured tissue, and enhances skin recovery …