HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Engineering Materials
Video: Worm Hooks Inspire Better Bandages
5/17/2013

Image 1 of 4      Next >

The Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but does not cause damage when removed.   (Source: The Karp Lab/Brigham and Women's Hospital)
The Karp Lab has invented a flexible adhesive patch covered with microneedles that adheres well to wet, soft tissues, but does not cause damage when removed.
(Source: The Karp Lab/Brigham and Women’s Hospital)

Image 1 of 4      Next >

Return to Article

View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Wet and dry
Cabe Atwell   5/30/2013 12:12:53 AM
NO RATINGS
Reminds me of Cyberpunk type "wetware" medical tech. Next step, interfacing the bandage with the user's nervous system.

C

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Wet and dry
Ann R. Thryft   5/30/2013 12:55:11 PM
NO RATINGS
I've read some of the same cyberpunk sci-fi, Cabe. The nervous system interface would be both wild and appropriate technology for this application.



Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Wet and dry
Cabe Atwell   6/10/2013 7:53:46 PM
NO RATINGS
In all seriousness, EEG connections could benefit from piercing the skin.

C

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Wet and dry
Ann R. Thryft   6/11/2013 12:45:14 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, and very good point. Not just EEG, but other types of diagnostics as well.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Wet and dry
Cabe Atwell   6/11/2013 4:16:56 PM
NO RATINGS
After watching the video again, it looks like the "swellable" needles may hurt.

What is the depth they take?

C

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Wet and dry
Ann R. Thryft   6/11/2013 8:24:55 PM
NO RATINGS
Cabe, can you rephrase the question? What depth are you asking about?

<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
More Blogs from Engineering Materials
How 3D printing fits into the digital thread, and the relationship between its uses for prototyping and for manufacturing, was the subject of a talk by Proto Labs' Rich Baker at last week's Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis.
Some carbon composite processes are moving into volume auto manufacturing, while intensive R&D is being conducted on many fronts to fast-track material and process development.
How can automakers, aerospace contractors, and other OEMs get new metal alloys that are stronger, harder, and can survive ever higher temperatures? One way is to redesign their crystalline structures at the nanoscale and microscale.
According to freelance website Upwork, demand has risen sharply since last year for engineers with experience of all kinds in 3D printing and AM.
Although a lot of the excitement about 3D printing and additive manufacturing surrounds its ability to make end-products and functional prototypes, some often ignored applications are the big improvements that can come by using it for tooling, jigs, and fixtures.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Oct 10 - 14, Embedded System Design Techniques™: Getting Started Developing Professional Embedded Software
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service