Health Braille-method set to reduce failure rate of prosthetic devices

Braille-method set to reduce failure rate of prosthetic devices

A new method could help reduce biomedical and prosthetic device failure rates.

University of Sydney researchers believe a new method could be developed where medical implants communicate with a patient’s cells, similar to Braille communication.

The five-year study on bone cells has been investigating ways to stimulate the body’s acceptance of the biomaterials and enable the new implant to be integrated with local body tissues. Currently, up to 17 per cent of implants fail due to the instability of biomaterials that ‘talk’ to the cells of nearby tissues.

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