SPACE

NASA’s Electric Gauze Will Heal Space Wounds Faster

Oct 07, 2016 at 3:34 PM ET

NASA has developed a new electroactive gauze to help wounds heal faster. Any pressure placed on the gauze generates a small amount of electricity. The process is similar to electrical stimulation that many athletes use when injured. The gauze is created by a new electrospinning apparatus that perfectly aligns the fibers for better protection and healing. Make sure to pack some on your trip to Mars.