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3D Printing Sensors Directly Onto Expanding Organs Is Now Possible

3D Printing Sensors Directly Onto Expanding Organs Is Now Possible

Written by David

June 19, 2020

A new 3D printing technique that uses Hollywood-esque motion capture technology to print electronic sensors directly onto expanding and contracting organs might diagnose and monitor the lungs of patients with COVID-19 in near-future.

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Conducted by mechanical engineers and computer scientists at the University of Minnesota, this new technology was built on the technique that was discovered two years ago that made printing of electronics and cells directly on the skin of a hand in motion possible.

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Pushing the boundaries of 3D printing Michael McAlpine, a mechanical engineering professor and senior researcher on the study, stated , “We are pushing the boundaries of 3D printing in new ways we never even imagined years ago. 3D printing on a moving object is difficult enough, but it was quite a challenge to find a way to print on a surface that was deforming as it expanded and contracted.” Source: College of Science […]

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