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.