What does it take to be a ‘rubber band?’
The National Institutes of Health has released a video of a team of researchers working to develop a rubber band that can be implanted into the neck to aid in joint pain relief.
The rubber band, which will be made by a small team of scientists at the University of California, Irvine, is made of polystyrene (PS), which is a polymer that is flexible and is used to make polyurethane (PU) insulating foam.
The researchers are working on the rubber band to create a patch that could be worn by the wearer to relieve joint pain.
This rubber band can be used as a prosthetic, but this is the first time that it has been made specifically for treating joint pain and discomfort.
The researchers are trying to find a way to make it easier for the wearer’s neck muscles to contract and help them achieve a better position in the neck, which is essential for walking and sitting.
The scientists are hoping to find the perfect rubber band for this purpose.
“We are working with several different types of materials,” Dr. Andrew R. Schoenfeld, a professor in the department of biomedical engineering and of mechanical engineering at the UCI, told NBC News.
“Polystyrene, PS, and PURE foam are all promising materials, but there are a number of different ways to make these.
We are trying out a combination of three of these materials in a very novel way, and hope to be able to come up with a rubber that is both durable and comfortable to wear.”
The researchers say that the rubber is made from a combination, polystyramide, polyethylene, and polypropylene.
The polymer, which was initially synthesized by a team at UCI and is made up of about 70 percent polystyrenes and 30 percent polyethylenes, is a lightweight, flexible material.
It is used in plastics and in medical devices.
The polymers also form part of the natural lubricating surface on the skin, so the researchers are hoping the rubber could be used for treating pain and improving posture.
The new material is currently in testing for use in a number a pain relief products, including the oral contraceptive birth control pill, but it has yet to be approved for clinical use.