Astronauts operating space stations perform a great deal of tactile tasks, which inevitably lead to an injury or two. Cuts and bruises, minor to substantial occur and, as replacement crewmembers are somewhat limited in space, a fast healing time is most desirable and downright critical.
For just these situations, NASA has developed a gauze-like material that can help wounds heal faster. The technology was specifically developed to help astronauts heal while traveling in space, however the gauze could also prove useful right here on earth. As NASA has it’s priorities in the heavens, it is attempting to work with companies to develop it further for use on earth.