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Design, development, and testing of a multifingered heart compression/assist device equipped with IPMC artificial muscles
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Paper Abstract

Presented is a novel mammalian heart compression/assist device in the form of a multi-fingered robotic hand equipped with an assembly of thick ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) fingers encased inside a water bag. The proposed multi-fingered heart compression device (MFHCD) is entirely endoscopically implantable and can be directly or transcutaneously energized by inductive magnetoresonant generators.

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Date Published: 16 July 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4329, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, (16 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432673
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Mohsen Shahinpoor, Univ. of New Mexico and Environmental Robots, Inc. (United States)
Kwang J. Kim, Univ. of New Mexico and Environmental Robots, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4329:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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