If Bones Could Talk

by Michael Mullaney on March 26, 2012

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Health reporter Benita Zahn from the local NBC affiliate visited our own Eric Ledet recently to talk about his biomedical engineering research. Professor Ledet created an implantable sensor that can wirelessly transmit data from within the body.

The sensors, made from tiny little coils of wire, can be implanted in an orthopedic surgery site. Once in vivo, the sensor can provide doctors with invaluable data about the progress of the patient’s post-operation recovery, or yield red flags about potential complications. Is the bone healing properly? If the bone as strong as it should be two weeks after surgery? The sensor can help answer these questions.

Check out the clip above, and read more about Ledet’s research here.