An Additive Millimeter‐Scale Fabrication Method for Soft Biocompatible Actuators and Sensors

@article{Russo2017AnAM,
  title={An Additive Millimeter‐Scale Fabrication Method for Soft Biocompatible Actuators and Sensors},
  author={Sheila Russo and Tommaso Ranzani and Conor James Walsh and Robert J. Wood},
  journal={Advanced materials and technologies},
  year={2017},
  volume={2},
  pages={1700135}
}
A hybrid manufacturing paradigm is introduced that combines pop-up book microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) manufacturing with soft-lithographic techniques to produce millimeter-scale mechanisms with embedded sensing and user-defined distributed compliance. This method combines accuracy, flexibility in material selection, scalability, and topological complexity with soft, biocompatible materials and microfluidics, paving the way for applications of soft fluid-powered biomedical robotics. This… Expand

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