Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing is in the process of conducting human clinical trials with titanium 3D printed spinal inserts. "We started clinical trials on 3D printed implants late last year, and now we have used dozens of such implants for more than 50 patients,"
In the near future, people affected by health issues as varied as Alzheimer, diabetes, hearing loss, heart failure or even missing limbs could all have something in common: a smart, efficient, in-body or on-body device that makes their daily life easier and more enjoyable.
Researchers have developed tiny electronic devices that can be used in medical implants and which melt right away when they're finished with.
The concept of a tracking chip has floated around the minds of various legislators, science fiction writers, and even parents for some time.
Oscar the Cat - who had his back feet severed by a tractor - is walking again with a new pair of bionic limbs.