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Tiny Tools Come into the Fold

Posted April 20, 2016 2:22 PM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Brigham Young University researchers use principles of origami to design surgical tools so small that incisions will heal on their own - without sutures. New design concepts eliminate the need for pin joints and other parts, and instead rely on the deflection inherent in origami to create motion. One such design is a robotically-controlled forceps so small it can pass through a hole about 3 millimeters in size - about the thickness of two stacked pennies. The researchers explain their downsized approach to device design in this video.


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