If you’d finally got your head around the concept of 3D printing, it just got a whole lot weirder.
In a groundbreaking feat of medical engineering, a team of scientists from the University of Minnesota have successfully used 3D-printing technologies to apply sensors to a moving lung.
Using motion capture technology straight out of Hollywood, the researchers hope their breakthrough could have future applications in monitoring the heart and lung function of patients with illnesses such as Covid-19 where symptoms can be elusive. Their findings are published in the journal Science Advances . While printing physical objects is old news, this is the first time sensors have been printed directly onto organs that warp in shape as they expand and contract. The invention is part of a new generation of 3D printing technologies […]
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