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Can you make medical devices out of LEGOs?

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From pacemakers to heart rate monitors to nebulizers, medical devices are a key part of medicine these days.

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Manufacturing Group January 4, 2014

From pacemakers to heart rate monitors to nebulizers, medical devices are a key part of medicine these days. But they’re also expensive, delicate and hard to get if you’re not at a state-of-the-art medical facility. In this video, Elemental video scientist Boonsri Dickinson visits Jose Gomez-Marquez, the director of the MIT Little Devices Lab, at Maker Faire and takes a look at the various ways he’s using things like LEGOs to make cheaper, easier and more hackable medical devices. Bonus: much of the video is shot through Google Glass.

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