Products that Reversibly Change Shape with Temperature May Revolutionize Medicine

Potential application for a copolymer network comprising reversible shape shifts caused by temperature variations between body and room temperature via www.hzg.de

Potential application for a copolymer network comprising reversible shape shifts caused by temperature variations between body and room temperature
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New research highlights the capability of reversible shape-memory polymers to change their shape when heated to body temperature and then switch back to their original shape when cooled to room temperature

The technology could have applications in temperature intervals relevant for biomedical applications—for example, devices for external short-term applications such as bandages or temporary fixation parts, where the product would be activated upon exposure to human body temperature. The technology could also be used for home-care products to support the daily life of disabled or elderly people or devices such as reversible self-locking shoe binders for handicapped people.

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