Low-Power and Low-Cost Stiffness-Variable Oesophageal Tissue Phantom

  title={Low-Power and Low-Cost Stiffness-Variable Oesophageal Tissue Phantom},
  author={Alexander Thorn and Dorukhan Afacan and Emily Ingham and Can Kavak and Shuhei Miyashita and Dana D. Damian},
Biological tissues are complex structures with changing mechanical properties depending on physiological or pathological factors. Thus they are extendible under normal conditions or stiff if they are subject to an inflammatory reaction. We design and fabricate a lowpower and low-cost stiffness-variable tissue phantom (SVTP) that can extend up to 250% and contract up to 5.4% at 5 V (1.4 W), mimicking properties of biological tissues. We investigated the mechanical characteristics of SVTP in… CONTINUE READING


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