Smart needle could revolutionise brain surgery
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We’ve seen smart devices used in health and wellbeing. In January, we wrote about a smart running shoe that let users know if they are in good enough shape to run. Now, a new high-tech medical device to make brain surgery safer has been developed by researchers at the University of Adelaide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NztRONTKgw&feature=youtu.be The ‘smart needle’ helps surgeons detect and avoid vulnerable blood vessels during brain surgeries. It is made from a tiny, fiber-optic camera encased within a brain biopsy needle device that emits infrared light to detect the blood vessels. The needle has an accompanying computer system that identifies…
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