Oversized surgical instruments notallow sufficiently effective operations on the vessels of the brain. A technological breakthrough in the field of brain treatment can be the development of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who proposed the use of a miniature "worm" created from polymer materials with integrated particles from a ferromagnet. The proposed device will be able to move inside the tiny vessels of the brain.
The concept developed by MIT scientists,minimizes surgical intervention in the sensitive area of the human brain. Elements from a ferromagnet allow you to control the device using an ordinary magnet placed outside the human body.
Researchers are currently testingthe work of “robotic worms” on a silicone brain model filled with artificial imitation of human blood. Guided by a magnet located outside the model, the robotic worms quickly moved through miniature vessels.