Development of a smart guide wire using an electrostrictive polymer: option for steerable orientation and force feedback.

Abstract

The development of steerable guide wire or catheter designs has been strongly limited by the lack of enabling actuator technologies. This paper presents the properties of an electrostrive actuator technology for steerable actuation. By carefully tailoring material properties and the actuator design, which can be integrated in devices, this technology should realistically make it possible to obtain a steerable guide wire design with considerable latitude. Electromechanical characteristics are described, and their impact on a steerable design is discussed.

DOI: 10.1038/srep18593

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@article{Ganet2015DevelopmentOA, title={Development of a smart guide wire using an electrostrictive polymer: option for steerable orientation and force feedback.}, author={Florent Ganet and Minh Quang Le and Jean - Fabien Capsal and Patrick Lermusiaux and Lo{\"{i}c Petit and Antoine Millon and P. J. Cottinet}, journal={Scientific reports}, year={2015}, volume={5}, pages={18593} }