Touch-Sensing Endoscope

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Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have been testing a new material which will allow them to not only see but feel during an endoscopy. The endoscope is wrapped with an active sensor material which gives surgeons feedback on how much pressure is being applied by the device. Until now, the study has been restricted to sheep brains, however the device shows promise for future use during surgery.

(Source: Medgadget )

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