The online article, "Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks " AARP Magazine. November 2018, has photos, but not clear enough to see the origami folds.
Karen 11/20/2018 "The Origami Robot This tiny, biodegradable robot unfolds itself from a frozen capsule and then scoots around in the stomach, controlled by magnets outside the body. So far it has removed foreign objects and repaired wounds in an artificial stomach. Its creators in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory say ingestible robots may someday perform surgeries and deliver drugs, too. The Accordion Pill Made of pleated, biodegradable, medical-grade film encased in a capsule, the Accordion Pill unfurls when the capsule dissolves in stomach fluid. The pleated film releases the medication, tucked into its folds, for up to 12 hours. The pill was designed as a delivery system for meds, such as the Parkinson’s disease treatment carbidopa/levodopa, that are best absorbed in a slow, steady manner in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. https://www.aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/info-2018/future-pills-new-drug-uses.html Karen Reeds, co-ringleader Princeton Public Library Origami Group Affiliate of Origami USA, http://origamiusa.org/ We usually meet 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8pm, 1st floor Quiet Room. Free! We provide paper! All welcome! (Kids under 8, please bring a grown-up.) Princeton Public Library info: 609.924.9529 https://princetonlibrary.org/ Celebrating 13 years of paperfolding in Princeton! Our next meetings: Wednesday, December12, 2018