The team is currently developing a wireless version of the patch that will enable it to be purchased over-the-counter, much like Band-Aids at a drugstore, and worn anywhere. The plan is to use an AI system to scan when necessary after connecting the patch to a smartphone.

Xuanhe Zhao, a professor of mechanical engineering and civil and environmental engineering at MIT, says that with a few patches on your body, you could see your inside organs. Another significant accomplishment is that the team’s ultrasonic patch creates high-resolution imagery, in contrast to earlier attempts that could only produce low-resolution images of the interior organs.

Attaching an ultrasound sticker to skin.

MIT The ultrasound sticker, which is about three millimeters thick and two square millimeters wide, may one day be used to monitor a fetus’ growth inside a mother’s womb and find cancers. This is just the most recent in a string of outstanding medical breakthroughs produced by MIT in recent years. An MIT team also developed a surgical tape in February 2021 that, in the future, might take the place of hand-sewn sutures for covering internal organ injuries and lesions.

Another MIT team developed a sensor-embedded skin patch last year that was allegedly able to track cancer and even skin problems. 2019 saw the development of detailed , a nanocrystal dye that might be used to store medical data beneath the skin while being invisible to the human eye.

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