How do you remove your bandage? Slow and steady? Fast, so the pain ends quickly? Some day in the future, you may not need to rip it off at all—your body would just absorb it!
Penn State's department of food science has been turning liquified starch into long fibers with charges from an electrospinning device. When woven together, these fibers can be used to make eco-friendly toiletries, including toilet paper and bandages. So, for example, the starch bandage you put on your skinned knee would eventually turn to glucose and be absorbed by your skin!
A patent for this invention has been filed, but in the meantime, watch yourself! Bandages must still be peeled off the old-fashioned way, and that's slightly painful no matter how you do it.
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