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Soft Robotic Heart Valves Mimic Real Movements of Human Heart

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Elizabeth M
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Quite a breakthrough
Elizabeth M   3/18/2014 5:37:30 AM
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This is quite an amazing breakthrough for artificial heart research, bringing artificial technology ever closer to actually acting like a real human heart. Sometimes it's hard to undersstand the scope of these type of innovations if you don't actually see the result or need to use such a device, but when you look at projects like The Bionic Man (http://www.designnews.com/document.asp?doc_id=270180), it is a bit easier to understand the impact.

Seeing all the body parts that can now be replaced by very realistic artificial devices also shows the scope of such research and design: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=270585

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Re: Quite a breakthrough
NadineJ   3/18/2014 6:16:02 PM
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This is really interesting.  In the thrid video on the site, you can really se the difference when different PAMs are deactivated.  It's a great step forward.  Thanks for the article.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   3/19/2014 4:40:39 AM
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Thanks for your comment, NadineJ. I thought it was fascinating, too, and has a lot of potential to improve not just artificial hearts but other artificial organs as well. This is the way forward for improving healthcare and people's lives.

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Ann R. Thryft   4/16/2014 12:06:36 PM
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What a great app for soft robotics, and a natural fit for the technology. Thanks for reporting this.

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