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Sutures for the wireless sensing of deep wounds

Deep surgical wounds can be monitored via conductive multifilament surgical sutures incorporating ‘sensing pledgets’ bearing capacitive sensors operated via harmonic radiofrequency identification.

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Fig. 1: Deep surgical wounds can be monitored wirelessly via radiofrequency identification through chemically functionalized ‘sensing pledgets’ attached to multifilament sutures.

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Sonkusale, S. Sutures for the wireless sensing of deep wounds. Nat Biomed Eng 5, 1113–1114 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41551-021-00806-w

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