Precision-injecting smart needle

Smart needle automatically detects and injects in the right place - now a reality!
08 March 2019
Presented by Jack Tavener
Production by Jack Tavener.


Gloved hand pushing plunger of filled syringe


Having an injection is an experience common to us all, and whether you are unfussed by them or they make you feel faint, the actual needle used is the same for everyone and highly standardised. But given different parts of the body are more difficult to inject than others, this is not ideal. Scientists at Harvard Medical School realised this problem and have set about creating a more adaptive solution that could lead to big changes in healthcare. Jack Tavener spoke to Jeff Karp, who co-authored the study, about the challenges his team faced...


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