Scientist Successfully Created A Heart Out Of Foam

Posted: Oct 24 2015, 8:23am CDT | by , Updated: Oct 24 2015, 1:10pm CDT, in News | Technology News

Scientist Successfully Created a Heart Out Of Foam
Cornell University

Heart made of foam can be a major breakthrough in cardiac surgery

Researchers at Cornell University surprised us with something new and really big! Now you can have your body parts built up in foam.

For those who are bewildered to hear this; Scientists have really worked hard and successfully achieved their goal. Cornell University Researchers’ used the new "elastomer foam" to design an easily working fluid pump; which is an exact copy of the human heart.

The new foam can be transferred to any shape through casting a 3D-printed mold while still in a liquid form. After the material is set, it becomes very soft and can be stretched up about 600 percent.

It is then made up of elastic pores that can freely allow liquid to pass. In order to keep the liquid within the artificial heart, the researchers coated it with a flexible silicone or a carbon shell.

Different quantity of coating can led to different quality of objects made from it. After the detailed experimentation and tests, the researchers have started working on a prosthetic hand.

They are also trying to make both the materials biocompatible. The team is also looking for the FDA approval.

According to them, the heart can also be converted into a custom-design heart (or other body parts) to match the requirements of different people.

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