Scientists from Massachusetts created a tiny "worm" consisting of polymers and embedded particles from
How it works?
Yonghu Kim and Xuanhe Zhao are developing a newthe concept of surgical operations, entailing less interference in the human body. The new device has the smallest inserts of magnetic material, which means that it will be controlled with a magnet outside the working area.
Scientists have already tested the robot on a silicone model of the human brain, which was filled with a liquid similar to blood. With the help of an external magnet, the "worm" moved through hard-to-reach vessels.
Why is it needed?
The university explains that with dueWith support, this technology can be a breakthrough, as modern surgical devices are too large to penetrate the very thin vessels of the brain.