I recently came across some amazing technology that uses Origami to be able to make surgical tools so small that the incision needed for an operation could be much smaller. The work is being done by a group out of Brigham Young University in partnership with Intuitive Surgical, makers of the da Vinci Surgical robot. Here’s a video overview of the technology:
I love that the principles they used for NASA also apply to the medical field. Both fields want to take something that’s small and make it much larger. Although, the definition of “small” and “larger” are relative.
While we haven’t covered as many medical devices on this blog before, seeing inspirational things like this makes me think that maybe we should spend a lot more time learning about the innovations happening in this space.