Biodegradable blood flow sensor to monitor surgery success

January 10, 2019

Intended to monitor the success of the surgery, the blood flow sensor has been designed to warn doctors if a patient has a blockage. The device is expected to allow earlier interventions.

The sensor wraps around the healing blood vessel and could detect any surface changes in the vessel. Doctors will be able to identify the change remotely from a device placed near the skin but outside the body.