Feb 23, 2023

MIT scientists developed a 3D-printed heart that works like a real one

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A precise replica of the patient’s heart is created as a soft, flexible shell.

MIT engineers’ newly developed robotic heart will help doctors adjust therapies to individuals’ unique heart structures and functions. The personalized 3D-printed heart can control and imitate the patient’s capacity to pump blood.

Melanie Gonick/MIT

As explained by MIT, the procedure begins with the researchers converting medical images of a patient’s heart into a three-dimensional computer model, which they then 3D print with a polymer-based ink.

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