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Futuristic plaster to kill off bedside nursing.


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The humble sticking plaster used to be for little more than keeping wounds clean and dry.

But within weeks NHS patients will be ‘patched up’ with a futuristic version of the plaster that can monitor heart rate, breathing patterns and body temperature.

The device streams these statistics to nurses’ computers and mobile phones over a wi-fi network.

Doctors say the disposable £35 patches, which send staff ‘beep’ alerts if they detect something wrong, will save hundreds of lives a year – and the NHS millions.:cool:

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2571168/The-futuristic-sticking-plaster-saves-lives-kill-bedside-nursing.html

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