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Report Examines the Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

Published on April 23, 2009 at 2:10 AM

Research and Markets has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators" to their offering.

Giving fundamental information on one of the most promising families of smart materials, electroactive polymers (EAP) this exciting new titles focuses on the several biomedical applications made possible by these types of materials and their related actuation technologies. Each chapter provides a description of the specific EAP material and device configuration used, material processing, device assembling and testing, along with a description of the biomedical application.

Edited by well-respected academics in the field of electroactive polymers with contributions from renowned international experts, this is an excellent resource for industrial and academic research scientists, engineers, technicians and graduate students working with polymer actuators or in the fields of polymer science.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Polymer Gel Actuators: Fundamentals
  2. Bioresponsive Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications
  3. Stimuli-Responsive and 'Active' Polymers in Drug Delivery
  4. Thermally Driven Hydrogel Actuator for Controllable Flow Rate Pump in Long-Term Drug Delivery
  5. IPMC actuators: Fundamentals
  6. Active Micro-Catheter and Biomedical Soft Devices Based on IPMC Actuators
  7. Implantable Heart-Assist and Compression Devices Employing Active Network of Electrically-Controllable Ionic Polymeric Metal Nanocomposites
  8. IPMC Based Tactile Displays for Pressure and Texture Presentation on a Human Finger
  9. IPMC Assisted Infusion Micropumps
  10. Conjugated Polymer Actuators: Fundamentals
  11. Steerable Catheters
  12. Microfabricated Conjugated Polymer Actuators for Microvalves, Cell Biology and Microrobotics
  13. Actuated Pins for Braille Displays
  14. Nanostructured Conducting Polymer Biomaterials and Their Applications in Controlled Drug Delivery
  15. Integrated Oral Drug Delivery System with Valve Based on Polypyrrole
  16. Piezoelectric and Electrostrictive Polymer Actuators: Fundamentals
  17. Miniature High Frequency Focused Ultrasonic Transducers for Minimally Invasive Imaging Procedures
  18. Catheters for Thrombosis Sample in Blood Vessels Using Piezoelectric Polymer Fibers
  19. Piezoelectric Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) in Biomedical Ultrasound Exposimetry
  20. Dielectric Elastomer Actuators: Fundamentals
  21. Biomedical Applications of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators
  22. MRI Compatible Device for Robotic Assisted Interventions to Prostate Cancer
  23. A Braille Display System for the Visually Disabled Using a Polymer Based Soft Actuator
  24. Dynamic Splint-Like Hand Orthosis For Finger Rehabilitation
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