A self-orienting millimeter-scale applicator (SOMA) for oral delivery of insulin and other biologics


Publication/Creation Date
February 7 2019
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
With the design modelled after the shape of a leopard tortoise (which are able to "self-right from any orientation"), researchers at MIT have developed a smart pill called a self-orienting millimeter-scale applicator (SOMA) for people with diabetes. This ingestible device delivers insulin by injecting the stomach wall with a needle once the sugar disk has been dissolved. 
HCI Platform
Ingestible
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Digestive Tract, Stomach
Marketing Keywords
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7UTwEPYD4M

Date archived
June 14 2019
Last edited
June 14 2019
How to cite this entry
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT), Giovanni Traverso. (February 7 2019). "A self-orienting millimeter-scale applicator (SOMA) for oral delivery of insulin and other biologics". Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3929