Researchers Develop New In-Body GPS to Insert Inside Human Body

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At several times, medical processes such as imaging that requires cutting someone to open or making the patients swallow a huge tube, which has cameras on top of them. However, a team of researchers are thinking about a new method that is less invasive, inexpensive, and time-consuming. A team of researchers from the MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory that is led by the professor Dina Katabi that is working on a new exact method with ReMix. It is a new system that has been described as an in-body GPS.

The ReMix is expected to pinpoint the exact location of the ingestible implants that are inside the body making use of the low-power wireless signals. In animal testing, the team of researchers have demonstrated that they are able to track the in-body GPS implants with centimeter-level accuracy and also stated that one day similar implants will be able to use them to deliver drugs to particular regions in the body.

In order to test the ReMix, the group of Katabi’s have first implanted a small marker in the animal tissues. In order to track the movement, they made use of a wireless device that will reflect radio signals at the patient and a specific algorithm so as to pinpoint the exact location of the marker. Furthermore, the team used a wireless technology, which they previously demonstrated in order to detect the heart rate, movement, and breathing.

The marker that has been put inside the body do not require to transmit any wireless signal. The device simply reflects the signal that has been transmitted by a device that is outside the body and that too without needing a battery or any other external source of energy.

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