Soft robots mimic muscles and skin for medical implants

AZoRobotics June 11, 2024, 01:00 AM UTC

Summary: Researchers introduced innovative soft robots mimicking skeletal muscles and sensory skins for medical implants. These robots respond to stimuli for tasks like drug delivery and cardiovascular monitoring. The robots integrate sensing and actuation capabilities, showcasing high sensitivity and accuracy. They were tested successfully in animal models and human subjects, proving biocompatibility and wireless operation. The study suggests future improvements for broader applications.

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