Alberta student creates Smart Bandage

This young man has a great future ahead of him. Congrats! Canada needs more kids like him.

“I’m in the ‘Health & Life Sciences’ category. (I) studied first aid in the first semester. I saw how challenging it was to dress wounds quickly and efficiently,” Castelino said. “It kind of bothered me that we know the proper protocol for bleeding wounds – which is to apply pressure – but we didn’t have an efficient device to address the problem.

“I created a bandage like a snap bracelet that locks onto the wound and self-inflates to add more pressure; I call it the ‘Smart Bandage’. The outer shell is made of gauze pad, lined with nylon on the inner side, with retractable metal bands which lock on to the wound.”