These Ultrasound Stickers Are Capable of Seeing Inside Our Bodies

These Ultrasound Stickers Are Capable of Seeing Inside Our Bodies
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MIT Engineers are proud to develop and present ultrasound stickers that can show images of our internal organs in advanced detail from the outside. The technology might be a lot more accessible than expected.

The ultrasound stickers are capable of attaching to the skin to make internal imaging possible, according to SciTechDaily. There’s no use worrying that the technology won’t have enough time to do its job since it’s able to provide imaging of a person’s internal organs for 48 hours.

You can get a better idea of how the new invention works by watching the video below:

Xuanhe Zhao, who is the senior author of the study and also a professor of mechanical engineering as well as civil and environmental engineering at MIT, stated as SciTechDaily quotes:

We envision a few patches adhered to different locations on the body, and the patches would communicate with your cellphone, where AI algorithms would analyze the images on demand,

We believe we’ve opened a new era of wearable imaging: With a few patches on your body, you could see your internal organs.

People offered voluntarily for the tests regarding the stickers. Thus, researchers were able to show how the technology is able to produce high-quality images of various organs such as the heart or lungs. The scientists were also able to see clear images of some blood vessels by using ultrasound stickers. 

Chen, who’s an MIT postdoc, said as the same source mentioned above quotes:

With imaging, we might be able to capture the moment in a workout before overuse, and stop before muscles become sore,

We do not know when that moment might be yet, but now we can provide imaging data that experts can interpret.

The new work was presented in Science.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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