The smallest mechanical arm reaches the brain
The smallest mechanical arm reaches the brain

The smallest mechanical arm reaches the brain

The smallest mechanical arm reaches the brain

A miniature mechanical arm has been developed at the University of Vanderbilt that will make it easier for medical professionals to perform operations in hard-to-reach areas of the patient’s body. The device can be used for making millimeter incisions and seams, and operations performed using the invention are also less traumatic.

The device is remotely controlled and has a flexible design, making it much easier to get to the affected area inside the nose, throat, ears and brain. Many large surgical instruments with flexible ends already exist, but their diameter is usually from 2.4 to 15 mm, while the new invention has a diameter of only 1.16 mm.

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