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3D-Printed Smart Membrane Detects Heart Problems

Posted March 19, 2014 8:55 AM

From Design News::

A research team in the lab of Igor Efimov at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a prototype for a stretchy, custom-fitted, implantable membrane that can give doctors feedback about irregularities occurring inside someone's heart.

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03/20/2014 7:53 AM

I used to work with a guy who was part of a team at Texas Heart Institute years ago that did much the same thing with a knitted polyester "sock" with embedded electrodes. While the manufacturing process is new, the idea is pretty old.

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03/22/2014 5:25 AM

Sounds Promising!

They need to come up with a spray on application which adheres to the muscle tissue and then programs individual "Artificial Stem Cells" to form a FPGA Circuit in situ.

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