The dissolving device
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Scientists develop electronic device which dissolves

Ultra-thin electronics which dissolve inside the body have been devised by scientists in the US and could be used for a range of medical roles.

The devices can "melt away" over days or even years and the technology has already been used to heat a wound and keep it free from infection.

This video by researchers shows a device dissolve as water is sprayed on it.

Video courtesy Beckman Institute, University of Illinois and Tufts University.

  • 27 Sep 2012