Teen creates bandage that tells doctors when it needs to be changed

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015, file photo, shows a sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon teen has a better bandage.

Seventh-grader Anushka Naiknaware awarded a $15,000 Google scholarship for a bandage that can tell doctors when it needs to be changed.

Anushka’s wound dressing has moisture sensors that indicate whether a new bandage is needed.

She placed in the top eight in the international science contest run by Google.

The student at Stoller Middle School in Portland also won a free trip to Lego world headquarters in Denmark and a year of mentoring from a Lego executive.

Anushka tells the Oregonian/OregonLive she now hopes to get U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for her bandages so it can be marketed.

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