Wireless monitoring of deep wounds via bioelectronic sutures

Multifilament surgical sutures functionalized with a conductive polymer and incorporating pledgets with capacitive sensors operated via radiofrequency identification can be used to monitor physicochemical states of deep surgical sites.

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The cover illustrates surgical sutures incorporating wirelessly operated pledgets for the monitoring of deep surgical sites.

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Image: Zhipeng Li, National University of Singapore. Cover design: Alex Wing.

Pep Pàmies

Chief Editor, Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Research