Microprobe microsystem platform inserted during early metamorphosis to actuate insect flight muscle

  title={Microprobe microsystem platform inserted during early metamorphosis to actuate insect flight muscle},
  author={Alper Bozkurt and A. Paul and Siva Pulla and Abhishek Ramkumar and Bernd Blossey and John Ewer and Robert F. Gilmour and Amit Lal},
  journal={2007 IEEE 20th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)},
  • A. Bozkurt, A. Paul, A. Lal
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • 2007 IEEE 20th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Following from early work demonstrating that early pupal- stage inserts are accepted by insects [9], a microprobe based microsystem platform was designed with respect to the position of the muscle bundles, and was inserted into the thorax at 4 days of the pupal stage. The platform is roughly 8times7times1.5 mm3 in size with probe thickness of 200 mum and weighs 500 mg, which the moth is able to successfully carry in the adult stage. In addition to the microsystem, an anchor to easily manipulate… 

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