Biodegradable electronics

biodegradable electronics are medical implants that are biodegradable which means bacteria and other organisms can break the material down so they do not require surgical removal .

These electronics can perform therapeutic functions like bone regeneration and such.

Work Space

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-These devices are put inside the human body where the function needs to be performed, then dissolves inside the body leaving no trace. The sizes can vary depending on the task, but they are generally very small.

End Effector

The end effector of this robot is not exactly multi-functional. It does the task it was created to do, nothing more, nothing less.

Training

The electronics are programmed to release antibiotics that patients need after surgery by a certain code of radio frequencies tells the electronic to release the antibiotic.

Sensors

this robot doesn't have any sensors because they only do one task and they don't move around plus they are still biodegradable so if they had sensors they would be extremely hard and expensive to build and would just dissolve.   

Pros/Cons

Pros

-no need for surgical removal

-perform tasks that other implants can

-help people who need therapeutic treatment over a period of time

Cons

-difficult to build and program

-some materials don't completely biodegrade

Impact

Biodegradable electronics have made it possible to have people get the treatment they need over a period of time, without having to have the equipment removed from their body. This decreases the amount of toxic waste drastically, helping us become a little more green. These will help people of poor health to get the required remedies.

Jobs

These new electronics may create a boost in the amount of biomedical engineers. These people research and use problem solving skills to expand the ways we can help treat ill people. These people will be able to find ways to better the technology, and also find more uses for these devices.

Alterations

As time goes on the technology will be improved. Eventually it will be able to help people in ways we haven't thought of. These things will greatly improve the therapy given to patients who need it. People will design them so that they can perform more tasks than they do already, and expand their capabilities.

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