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Mobile disinfection robots for medical environments

Mobile disinfection robots for medical environments

The following seven robotic systems are either currently being deployed or developed for the fight against the coronavirus.

Using bacteria as micro-3D printers

Using bacteria as micro-3D printers

Researchers have used bacteria to produce intricately designed three-dimensional objects made of nanocellulose.

Magic fibers: ‘smart fabrics’ can change color

Magic fibers: ‘smart fabrics’ can change color

Researchers are testing new ways to spin liquid crystals into fibers that could be used in camouflage clothing or to create cleaning wipes that can detect the presence of bacteria.

Diamond-studded silk wound dressing improves healing

Diamond-studded silk wound dressing improves healing

Scientists have developed a next generation wound dressing that can detect infection and improve healing in burns, skin grafts and chronic wounds.

A wearable for treating antibiotic-resistant infections

A wearable for treating antibiotic-resistant infections

Researchers have developed a wearable solution that allows a patient to receive treatment of antibiotic-resistant infections and woundswithout leaving home.

Don't forget to clean robotic support pets

Don't forget to clean robotic support pets

Research from the University of Plymouth suggests that robot pets could pose an infection risk if passed between staff and service users without cleaning.