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Video: Worm Hooks Inspire Better Bandages
5/17/2013

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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)

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: Wet and dry
Cabe Atwell   5/30/2013 12:12:53 AM
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Reminds me of Cyberpunk type "wetware" medical tech. Next step, interfacing the bandage with the user's nervous system.

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   5/30/2013 12:55:11 PM
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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
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Cabe Atwell   6/10/2013 7:53:46 PM
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In all seriousness, EEG connections could benefit from piercing the skin.

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   6/11/2013 12:45:14 PM
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I agree, and very good point. Not just EEG, but other types of diagnostics as well.

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   6/11/2013 4:16:56 PM
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After watching the video again, it looks like the "swellable" needles may hurt.

What is the depth they take?

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   6/11/2013 8:24:55 PM
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Cabe, can you rephrase the question? What depth are you asking about?

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