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Inflatable robotic hand gives amputees real-time tactile control

Written by | 28 Aug 2021

Prosthetic enables a wide range of daily activities, such as zipping a suitcase, shaking hands, and petting a cat. Massachusetts Institute of Technology An MIT-developed inflatable robotic hand […]

Stents inspired by paper-cutting art can deliver drugs to the GI tract

Written by | 30 Jun 2021

Inspired by kirigami, the Japanese art of folding and cutting paper to create three-dimensional structures, MIT engineers and their collaborators have designed a new type of stent that […]

Implantable piezoelectric polymer improves controlled release of drugs

Written by | 10 Jun 2021

Repeated tests showed a similar amount of drug release per activation, confirming robust control of release rate. A membrane made from threads of a polymer commonly used in […]

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