Prestigious NSF grant awarded to FIU engineering professor for ‘smart’ bandages

In the future, a “smart” bandage being developed at FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing could remotely send real-time information directly to physicians to advise them how well a patient’s chronic wound is healing.

That’s the hope of the project’s mastermind, Satheesh Bojja Venkatakrishnan, a research assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Venkatakrishnan’s work in the development of a wireless, adhesive bandage to monitor wounds has led to a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) grant, also known as a “mini CAREER” award. The highly competitive, $175,000 grant is awarded annually to support the promising research of a small number of principal investigators who are early career academicians … read more