Video duration 22 minutes 30 seconds
After breaking into the medical field with examination and surgery, researchers from Sweden and Japan revealed micro-robots that treat bone fractures, an idea inspired by the mechanism of bone that allows human birth.
An episode (26/1/2022) of the “Smart Life” program highlighted a small, biology-inspired robot that can take different shapes before settling in its final form, a progress that can be applied in the medical field to help, especially in healing certain fractures.
The idea was mainly derived from the mechanism of bone work that allows human birth, as the membranous spaces between the bones of the baby’s skull allow the bones of the skull to overlap among themselves to enable the baby to exit the birth canal without being injured.
As the child grows, these gaps gradually begin to close, and this miraculously complex mechanism has inspired researchers from two universities in Sweden and Japan to start making these tiny robots after studies on bone sclerosis.
Small robots can be used to heal complex fractures that must be treated, by allowing the bones to have a stable base on which to rebuild.
The episode “Smart Life” focused in its paragraphs on sustainable, environmentally friendly phones, and provided some tips for programming lovers to choose the best laptop. It also touched on the topic of robotics, especially the Chinese robot, which provides a new service for firefighters and allows them to control the process of extinguishing fires.