If we have robotic limbs for paraplegics and even robotic hearts, now men get a second chance of finding pleasure again with a bionic penis.
Men sometimes measure their masculinity with how that bit down there can satisfy their sexual pleasures and their partner's. Losing that sexual function is like losing everything ultimately.
Viagra just don't really work for a third of men ages between 40 and 70 who are known to suffer from erectile dysfunction
Brian Le, whose background is in materials science and a member of Department of Urology at Northwestern University is hoping that is hoping that a heat-activated memory metal Nitinol, a nickel-titanium alloy will perform as a better implant for men with erectile dysfunction.
Other materials were considered but men would either end up with permanent erect penis and a damaged tissue.
But Le's nitinol proves to be the better choice because of its heat-activated and super elastic properties. Other than that, it can also grow to its expanded shape when heated.
Le and his team collaborated with experts at Southern Illinois University to come up with a remote control device that can induct a little bit more heat to the penis on top of the current body temperature. Thus, in doing so the prosthetic nitinol will expand in length and girth.
The mechanical testing of the implant turned out well. If the steps to achieving its milestones continue, the device will be available to consumers by 5 or 10 years.
What is notable in this implant is that it doesn't look weirdly bionic at all since the nitinol serves like a frame or wiring within the penis to support erection
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