Our robot medicine future – heart huggers and micro biohybrids

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Our robot medicine future - heart huggers and micro biohybrids

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  Last updated February 13, 2018 at 4:40 pm

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Two new forms of robotic medicine have just been announced.


The first is a robotic sleeve that hugs the heart from the outside, and anchors it from the inside, to help pump blood around the body.


The second is a tiny biodegradable robot, made of algae, that can be released into the bloodstream in swarms of millions and guided by magnets for applications like drug delivery.


Images thanks to: Credit: Carla Schaffer / AAAS



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