Medical research has shown that applying a small current in the form of electricity at the right levels can help wounds to heal faster. Cells in the body require energy to function correctly and to heal; this is normally produced by in the mitochondria of the cell. However, if the cell is injured it may be unable to produce the energy required to heal, and this is where the Electric Bandage helps. Power of 1.2 volts is provided by microscopic batteries attached to the flexible membrane of the adhesive bandage.
Electric Bandage Features
- Prevents microbial penetrations
- The electrical current provides painkilling properties
- Cheaper than conventional wound care (average $1000 per wound, compared with Prosit Electric Bandage $140)
The Arizona based company Vomaris Innovations are the architects behind the Prosit adhesive bandage and expects to win FDA approval for Over-The-Counter (OTC) supply later this year.