Investigators of venous disorders have long lamented the inability to measure compression dosage of both graduated compression hose and more especially compression bandaging in order to assure accurate and consistent therapeutic intervention. New intelligent or smart fabrics are being developed that may well serve this purpose.
These textiles are manufactured to function as a sensor capable of monitoring such things as pressure, temperature, cardiopulmonary functions, and athletic performance, and could be used to aid in detection and treatment of diabetic, venous and decubitus ulcer.
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