Israeli developed ‘web gun’ provides alternative to bandages for wounds

Israel and Europe have begun using an Israeli-developed device that allows burns and wounds to be covered by a translucent “skin substitute” material, replacing bandages, negating the need for painful bandage changes, allowing more mobility and easier showering, the Guardian reports.

The medical gun, called “Spincare,” spins out the breathable web-like nano-fiber material which attaches to the wounded area. It also allows doctors to do examinations without contact with the sensitive spot.

Though the technique used by Spincare has existed for years, it has never before been available in a device so compact and mobile.