IDEAS : Hard to Swallow
We read stories daily on health and suggestions for us to keep the inside and outside of our bodies in tiptop shape.
A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology had developed a tiny ingestible robot that once you eat it, unfolds from a biodegradable capsule to be able to remove foreign objects from the stomach.
The little robot can be steered through your body via external magnetic fields allowing it to move through your system and remove small objects or patch wounds. According to MIT 3500 button batteries are reportedly swallowed each year in the US alone. These robots could be used to remove these batteries if our own natural systems of digestions cannot do it alone.
The mind boggles as to where this type of technology can take us.
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