This Internal Medical Patch Biodegrades on its Own
This internal medical patch has been created by a team of researchers at MIT as an origami-inspired solution that could be used for injuries within the body to aid with healing without having to be removed after use. The patch is intended to resist the growth of bacteria and bodily fluids, and is ideal for use with laparoscopic surgery where minimally invasive procedures are traditionally used. The patch could be applied by a medical professional or even a robot to maximize the ways it could be used.
The internal medical patch also makes traditionally invasive surgeries more suitable for being done using laparoscopic techniques, which could drastically reduce the affect on the patient and reduce the amount of time required to be performed.