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Biorobotic Heart Helps Scientists Study Cardiac Function

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The heart is made from living tissue fused with robotic muscles.

The simulator accurately replicates how blood flows through the heart, something that existing benchtop simulators using dead heart tissue could not do.

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a biorobotic replica of the human heart that can model both healthy and diseased organs to help scientists better understand cardiac function.

The biorobotic heart is comprised of pig heart tissue and soft robotic muscles, pumps a clear fluid instead of blood, and accurately replicates blood flow through the organ.

Users can customize its heart rate, blood pressure, and other parameters and view real-time changes in functioning via an internal camera.

From Scientific American
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