Muscle based bioactuator driven in air

Y. Morimoto, H. Onoe, S. Takeuchi

研究成果: Conference contribution

4 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

We propose a muscle based bioactuator that can be driven in air. As the driving force of this actuator, we mounted aligned muscle fiber sheets between poles, with gold electrodes located at the edges of the muscle fibers to stimulate them. The muscle fibers are in a hollow space covered by a collagen structure to preserve the actuating properties in a wet condition. In the experiments, we prove that the muscle fiber sheets with striped patterns increase the forces by improving the alignment of muscle fibers, and the hollow space facilitates the contraction of muscle fibers smoothly. Owing to the collagen encapsulation, the muscle fibers were able to contract in wet condition even if the whole structure is in air; thus this bioactuator can bend in air. We believe that the bioactuator can be a useful module to construct soft robots as well as engineered tissue models for muscular cell biology and drug development.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
ページ17-20
ページ数4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013
外部発表はい
イベントIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
継続期間: 2013 1月 202013 1月 24

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN(印刷版)1084-6999

Other

OtherIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
国/地域Taiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period13/1/2013/1/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 機械工学
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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