This Robot Thread Can Slip Through a Human’s Blood Vessel Effortlessly

Over the years, we have come across several types of robots, but never have we seen one that is the size of a thread. Its called the robotic thread, and it was designed to travel through the blood vessel of the brain with ease.

The device was created by students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and if everything goes according to plan, it could deliver therapies to reduce blood clot in the brain.

This could aid in reducing the effects of a stroke or other blockages in the brain. Now, it should be noted that the robot was designed to be steered magnetically through narrow pathways, so not just the blood vessels in the brain.

Doctors in the future, if the robot makes it that far, will be able to guide it through any narrow pathway in a human’s body. Interestingly enough, this can also be done remotely, which proves why 5G or future versions are so important.

“Stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. If acute stroke can be treated within the first 90 minutes or so, patients’ survival rates could increase significantly,” says Xuanhe Zhao, associate professor of mechanical engineering and of civil and environmental engineering at MIT. “If we could design a device to reverse blood vessel blockage within this ‘golden hour,’ we could potentially avoid permanent brain damage. That’s our hope.”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

We must say, if this robotic thread becomes a thing in the future, then it would be among the first to make the job of being a doctor much easier than it is now. It could also pave the way for the first robot that does not require human intervention to perform tests on human subjects.

Certainly, that’s far away into the future, but we can see the writing on the wall, and as such, the world should prepare.

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