Wirelessly powered medical implant propels itself through the bloodstream

With the wait still on for a miniaturization ray to allow some Fantastic Voyage-style medical procedures by doctors in submarines, tiny electronic implants capable of traveling in the bloodstream show much more promise. While the miniaturization of electronic and mechanical components now makes such devices feasible, the lack of a comparable reduction in battery size has held things back. Now engineers at Stanford University have demonstrated a tiny, self-propelled medical device that would be wirelessly powered from outside the body, enabling devices small enough to move through the bloodstream... Continue Reading Wirelessly powered medical implant propels itself through the bloodstreamSection: Health and WellbeingTags: Bloodstream, Implant, Medical, Stanford University Related Articles: Implants could be powered by blood sugar MIT designing system to protect implants against wireless attacks New tissue-hugging implants using flexible electronics Sugar-powered biofuel cell to power artificial organs and med

Wirelessly powered medical implant propels itself through the bloodstream

With the wait still on for a miniaturization ray to allow some Fantastic Voyage-style medical procedures by doctors in submarines, tiny electronic implants capable of traveling in the bloodstream ...

Thu 23 Feb 12 from Gizmag

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Wed 22 Feb 12 from IEEE Spectrum

Tiny, implantable medical device can propel itself through bloodstream

Someday, your doctor may turn to you and say, "Take two surgeons and call me in the morning." If that day arrives, you may just have Ada Poon to thank.

Wed 22 Feb 12 from Phys.org

Tiny, implantable medical device can propel itself through bloodstream, Wed 22 Feb 12 from Biology News

Video: Wireless Devices Swim Through Your Bloodstream and Fix You Up, 'Fantastic Voyage' Style

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Thu 23 Feb 12 from Popular Science

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Implantable medical devices, capable of delivering drugs or performing micro-surgery from inside the body, have been the subject of scientific research for decades now. A number of exciting ...

Thu 23 Feb 12 from ZME Science

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Engineers at Stanford have finally managed to create a wirelessly powered and controlled device that's small enough to travel through your bloodstream. Future versions will carry sensors and ...

Wed 22 Feb 12 from Extremetech

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Demonstrated this week, a novel innovation in wireless power transmission allows a tiny self-propelled implantable device to travel around the body in blood vessels, bringing the prospect of ...

Wed 22 Feb 12 from Science a Go Go

Implantable device propels itself through bloodstream

An artist's rendering of the chip, driven by magnetic currents, in an artery. (Credit: StrongBox3d,Carlos Suarez) As implantable medical devices become smaller and less power hungry, they are ...

Wed 22 Feb 12 from CNET Crave

Engineers create wireless, self-propelled medical device

Someday, your doctor may turn to you and say, “Take two surgeons and call me in the morning.” If that day arrives, you may have electrical engineer Ada Poon to thank. This week, ...

Tue 28 Feb 12 from Science Blog

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