Latest in Entertainment

Image credit:

ICYMI: A soft robot sleeve to keep your heart going

No Temple of Doom doctoring required.
Kerry Davis, @mskerryd
January 21, 2017
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

ICYMI: A soft robot sleeve to keep your heart going

Today on In Case You Missed It: A soft robotic device made by Harvard and Boston Children's Hospital researchers has been tested on pigs and so far, seems quite promising in treating heart disease. The robotic heart wraps around parts of existing tissue and helps squeeze, keeping the blood moving. But unlike other existing devices that are inserted into the heart, this just goes over the top. Its makers believe that will lead to better outcomes for patients that use it, since cycling blood through a medical device can lead to all kinds of complications, from infection to blood clots. No word yet on when they'll begin tests in humans.

The video about the wearable solar cell collector is here and if I can recommend one good read, let it be the e-waste surge in Asia the last five years.

Programming Note: I'll be out for the next six weeks to recover from a shoulder surgery, so please enjoy the talented fill-ins. The show will be cut back to two episodes a week in my absence. But because of the marvels of pre-planning, you can still see me in Engadget's newest show, The Future IRL. It premieres on Tuesday.

As always, please share any interesting tech or science videos you find by using the #ICYMI hashtag on Twitter for @engadget or @mskerryd.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

View
Our readers get real about their issues with the AirPods Pro

Our readers get real about their issues with the AirPods Pro

View
Space Force official logo and motto unveiled

Space Force official logo and motto unveiled

View
Microsoft's Surface Duo may launch with AT&T

Microsoft's Surface Duo may launch with AT&T

View
Disney has no idea what it's doing with 'Mulan'

Disney has no idea what it's doing with 'Mulan'

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr