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Soft Robot helps the Heart beat.
Posted by: karthikaqpt
Date: January 19, 2017 02:28AM

Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure.

The soft robotic sleeve twists and compresses in synch with a beating heart, augmenting cardiovascular functions weakened by heart failure. Unlike currently available devices that assist heart function, Harvard’s soft robotic sleeve does not directly contact blood. This reduces the risk of clotting and eliminates the need for a patient to take potentially dangerous blood thinner medications. The device may one day be able to bridge a patient to transplant or to aid in cardiac rehabilitation and recovery.

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Re: Soft Robot helps the Heart beat.
Date: January 19, 2017 04:38PM

Quite interesting. Thanks for sharing the videos again.

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