Silicon Heart Made in 3D Printer Already Functions as Real Organ

///Silicon Heart Made in 3D Printer Already Functions as Real Organ

The brief future will be much better than relying on 3D printer initiatives, especially in the areas of medicine and health. In this case, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a silicone heart that functions as a real organ.

According to the researchers, the heart made in the 3D printer may be used soon for patients who need a temporary heart. For example, those who expect a real organ transplant.

This heart was developed in a unique and solid silicone structure. According to the research, it is much superior to the mechanisms currently used to simulate the organ, this because it has no metals and plastics, which are susceptible to complications.

Because it is done on a 3D printer, it is possible to print a heart of the required size that fits the patient. The item still has the left and right ventricles, separated by a chamber that can be inflated to mimic contractions of the blood.

In the tests, the team managed to keep the heart functional with 3,000 hits. This allows a patient to stay alive for 30 to 45 minutes. That is: it is still far from ideal, but the path has already been opened.

By |2017-07-26T04:32:07+00:00July 26th, 2017|Breakthrough Technology, Technology|1 Comment

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  1. Ogeto Daniel O. September 12, 2017 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Indeed, the 21st century is a marvel in digital technology and how it is being applied to solve every day challenges. More fascinating and awe inspiring is the 3D printer. The fact that such an igneous device has transformed lives is plain for all to see. Such advancement breathes hope to many who have otherwise run out of options. If such applications of digital technology are well funded and fully tested to their logical ends, many lives can be saved. This can only mean one thing, we are soon to see more innovative startups coming up with new and more advanced applications of the 3D printer, an increase in entrepreneurship and a general shift towards a higher and more advanced implementation of digital technology allowing communities to reap more benefits due to automation and simplification of complex medical and engineering problems that would otherwise be impossible to resolve without leveraging the benefits offered by advancements in Digital Technology.

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