Conducting Polymer Actuators for Medical Devices and Cell Mechanotransduction
2013 (English)In: IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 2013, IEEE , 2013, 1661-1666 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Actuators made of conjugated polymers such aspolypyrrole are interesting candidates as active elements inmedical devices since they can be fabricated in small sizes andoperated in saline solutions. In addition they can bemicrofabricated and integrated on silicon chips for instance forlab-on-a-chip and cell biology applications. Here, devicescomprising polypyrrole (PPy) microactuators for mechanicalstimulation of single cells are presented. In addition, novelinterfacing and patterning methods for conjugated polymer(micro-) actuators are reported that open up for enhancedfunctionality and increased complexity of micromanipulatorsand microrobotics for instance for biomedicine.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2013. 1661-1666 p.
actuators, polypyrrole, microrobotics, mechanobiology
Textile, Rubber and Polymeric Materials
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-99434DOI: 10.1109/AIM.2013.6584335ISI: 000328705300277ISBN: 978-1-4673-5319-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-99434DiVA: diva2:657140
IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2013), 9-12 July 2013, Wollongong, NSW, Australia