The international team of scientists invented nanorobots, which are so small that they penetrate the eyeball, without damaging it. They can be used as a tool for treating and delivering drugs with minimal intervention in the body.
The published study says that the size of the devices is 200 times less than the diameter of the human hair, and even less than the width of the bacterium. The unique properties of nanorobots provide a special coating that allows them to be easily moved through the eye tissue. This feature along with the screw engine helps minimize the adhesion between the biological network of the vitreous body and the surface of the device.
During tests on pork eyes, scientists have introduced tens of thousands of nanorobots, which under the influence of the magnetic field successfully reached the retina. Researchers plan to use the invention as a tool for minimally invasive treatment of all types of diseases where the problem area is surrounded by a dense cloth and is difficult to access.
Scientists from the German Stuttgart University, Institute of Medical Research, worked on the creation of devices. Max Planck in Heidelberg, Harbin Institute of Technology in China, Aarhus University in Denmark and the Eye Clinic of the Tubingen University.
Chinese scientists are also actively working in the direction of flexible robotics. Inspired by T-1000 from the Terminator, they began to create