Engineers Have Created Biocompatible Microrobots That Can be Implanted Into the Human Body

Engineers Have Created Biocompatible Microrobots That Can be Implanted Into the Human Body


Publication Title
Science News Journal
Publication/Creation Date
January 10 2017
Creators/Contributors
Sam Sia (creator)
Columbia Engineering (creator)
Francis Lee (contributor)
Columbia University Medical Center (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Sam Sia, a Biomedical Engineering Professor at Columbia Engineering recently led a team that used biomaterials that can safely be implanted in the body to manufacture microscale-sized machines. Engineers have been studying hydrogels (biocompatible materials) for decades and Sia has used these to make devices that have freely moving, three-dimensional parts. He achieved this by inventing a new technique that stacks the soft material in layers.
HCI Platform
Implantables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Entire Body
Marketing Keywords
IMEMS

Date archived
February 6 2017
Last edited
January 15 2019
How to cite this entry
Sam Sia, Columbia Engineering. (January 10 2017). "Engineers Have Created Biocompatible Microrobots That Can be Implanted Into the Human Body". Science News Journal. Science News Journal. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/1885