In the near future, you may monitor your health and diagnose illness – all by swallowing a biosensor. Prof. Ben Terry of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, describes this technology, which may sound like science fiction to many.
Prosthetics are moving beyond simple mechanical functions and are becoming part of the human body itself.
Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles bioengineering department developed a tissue-based soft robot that resembles a stingray. The research is being used to transform regenerative medicine, as well as diagnostics and robotic systems that could function within the human body.
More bioengineers are taking a serious look at how virtual and augmented reality tools, like Microsoft's HoloLens can expand their design capabilities, especially for medical imaging and computation, simulations, and implants and devices.