A prodigious as well embryonic concoction is all set to make its place in this revolutionary world. The invention will stoutly help out the doctors and neurologically infected patients with a great ease. Scientists of the modern times have invented a monitoring device that can easily be embedded in the patients’ brains with traumatic laceration and then melt away.
The rice grain sized sensor can invigilate pressure and temperature within the skull after experiencing a brain surgery or injury and then dissolves there once their job has done. It has been tested on rats till now and about to initiate trials on humans soon.
As published in Nature, University of Illinois and Washington University in St Louis created the mini sensors from a biodegradable polymer named PLGA and excessively thin membranes of silicon that resorbed naturally in body within a few weeks. Via a small wireless device attached on top of the head, researchers got all the reading gathered by the sensor. A wireless data-transmission device is being utilized to access the massed information; the device lies up on the examinee’s head, which being bracketed to the sensor utilizing melt-able wires.
A well-known neurosurgeon at Washington University, Rory Murphy says that; “The ultimate strategy is to have a device that you can place in the brain or in other organs in the body that is entirely implanted, intimately connected with the organ you want to monitor and can transmit signals wirelessly to provide information on the health of the organ, allowing doctors to intervene if necessary,” adding a little statement he also said, “And then after the critical period that you actually want to monitor, it will dissolve away and disappear.”
In some cases such devices are availed for precise period of time and many a time being implanted permanently but this insertion usually held some risk, the devices can be unwieldy and their metallic ingredients and wires are cultivating premises for bacteria, so the implantation area can become infected at a great extent. Moreover the removal of device or replacing it in regard of the infection caused by it leads to additional surgical procedure which results in more harm and distress for the patient.
By Rimsha Shahid.