• When tying compression bandages or compression stockings, there is still no clear way to understand whether it is applying the correct pressure for the required medical condition. Researchers from MIT have now come up with a solution.
  • They have developed special pressure-sensing photonic fibres that can be woven into the compression bandage.
  • The colour of the bandage changes as it is stretched and a colour chart accompanying the bandage can help the caregiver understand if the desired pressure has been applied.