Recently scientists based at the University of Illinois as well as the Washington University in St. Louis made a huge technological breakthrough in modern day medicine. They have developed a uniquely thin and stretchable one-of-a-kind membrane that is applied around a heart enabling it to beat forever.
In order to test their new medical device they used the heart of a rabbit. They scanned the rabbits heart using a 3D printing technology and created the electronic membrane that fits perfectly. According to the researchers this technology will help save millions of peoples lives once it’s ability to maintain a steady heartbeat in humans is perfected in the next 10 years.
One of the special abilities of the customized heart membrane will be to prevent people from dying from sudden heart attacks. In the case of a heart attack the membrane will be able to regulate the heartbeat and cure even the most sever cases of heart arrhythmia. According Google’s Chief of Engineering Ray Kurzweil immortality in humans will be accomplished only when we create the best medical technology that will one day replace our biological organs.