Mechanical Evaluation of Unobstructing Magnetic Microactuators for Implantable Ventricular Catheters

Abstract

Here, we report on the development and evaluation of novel unobstructing magnetic microactuators for maintaining the patency of implantable ventricular catheters used in hydrocephalus application. The treatment of hydrocephalus requires chronic implantation of a shunt system to divert excess cerebrospinal fluid from the brain. These shunt systems suffer… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2014.2321377

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