There is no doubt that injections do hurt most of the time and from young children we are subjected to these inoculations etc, it is little wonder that the thought of the needle comes with fear. However, a research team from MIT have come up with a way of injecting medicines without a needle; it forces the medicine through the skin through a hole no larger than the bite of a mosquito, similar to the equipment used in the Star Trek! Beam me up please!!
This is what the research team have to say on this interesting development;
Getting a shot at the doctor’s office may become less painful in the not-too-distant future. MIT researchers have engineered a device that delivers a tiny, high-pressure jet of medicine through the skin without the use of a hypodermic needle. The device can be programmed to deliver a range of doses to various depths — an improvement over similar jet-injection systems that are now commercially available.