Robot travels through the bloodstream to deliver drugs
November 19, 2007 //
Researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology have claimed to have created the world's smallest autonomous robot. The robot, with a diameter of one millimeter, is designed to travel through the bloodstream and deliver drugs, according to a report in Technion Focus magazine.
NETANYA, Israel Researchers at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology have claimed to have created the world's smallest autonomous robot. The robot, with a diameter of one millimeter, is designed to travel through the bloodstream and deliver drugs, according to a report in Technion Focus magazine.
The report says the miniature "submarine" can travel along blood vessels using tiny arms working on the inner walls. The robot is powered by an external magnetic field allowing it to be controlled for an unlimited amount of time during medical procedures. A possible application could be for brachytherapy (short distance radiation therapy) which is commonly used to treat prostate cancer and cancers of the head and neck, the report said. The robot was developed by Oded Salomon, a research engineer in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering's Kahn Medical Robotics Laboratory, together with Professor Moshe Shoham and Nir Schwalb, formerly of the Technion lab and now a lecturer at the Ariel University Center. "This accomplishment of miniaturization is without precedent, as is the ability to control the robot's activity for unlimited period of time, for any medical procedure," said Oded Salomon. "We hope this discovery can be used to improve the quality of care for diseases and many other conditions.
RS Components and Allied Electronics connect with Rosenberger for global distribution
October 24, 2014
RS Components (RS) and Allied Electronics, the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, have signed a global distribution ...
Pixel chip sparks energy-efficient intelligent LED headlamps
Noise cancellation: The sounds of silence in the car
HPLEDs double light output, cut costs by 40 percent
Startup creates virtual cores
Photochemical compounds for tunable OLED devices
October 24, 2014
Spanish researchers have developed new organic compounds characterized by a higher modularity, stability and efficiency, ...
Consumer chips in the car? Experts demand adequate design processes
Murata cheerleaders demonstrate sensors, swarm intelligence
Radon and VOCs detection goes personal
- 5 Best Practices for Designing Flexible Test Stations
- Intelligent PLCs Expand the Internet of Things
- Solutions for Millimeter Wave Wireless Backhaul
- Enter Linduino
InterviewCEO interview: AMS' Laney on driving a sensor-driven business
Kirk Laney, CEO of Austrian mixed-signal chip and sensor company AMS, wants to leverage the opportunity that technology affords to create new markets for sensors and sensor interfaces.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Oscium is giving away three of its iMSO-204L dual analogue iOS oscilloscopes, worth USD400 each. Designed with native Lightning compatibility, the iMSO-204L transforms the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into an ultra-portable, two-channel oscilloscope.
Since Apple changed its connector, Oscium has been working to bring native compatibility to its customers. The third generation...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.