Chemical and electrical engineers from the California Institute of technology team up to create the medical device could be used to treat the disease. The device could be used in smart pills.
The modern invention absolutely distinguished the area inside the body that something never proved before.
Along with the Mikhail Shapiro who is Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator, the Andrew and Peggy Cherng, Azita Emami co-lead the research.
The team of the researcher said, “The dream is that we will have microscale devices that are roaming our bodies and either diagnosing problems or fixing things”. Further, they added, “Before now, one of the challenges was that it was hard to tell where they are in the body”.
The medical devices obtained from the magnetic resonance imaging principles, using which it is possible to recognize the location of atoms in patient’s body. The chip contains the set of the wireless transmission technology, resonators as well as sensors which would allow the chip to emulate the attractive reverberation properties of molecules.
Mikhail Shapiro said, “A key principle of MRI is that magnetic field gradient causes atoms at two various locations to resonate at two different frequencies, making it easy to tell where they are”. Mikhail Shapiro added, “We wanted to embody this elegant principle in a compact integrated circuit, the ATOMS devices also resonate at different frequencies depending on where they are in a magnetic field”.
Expertise explained that the devices are introductory but after some time they expected that the device could serve as miniature robotic wardens of our bodies. The device could also measure the health factors such as temperature, sugar concentrations, pressure.
Monge said, “This chip is totally unique: there are no other chips that operate on these principles”. Further, Monge added, “Integrating all of the components together in a very small device while keeping the power low was a big task”.