Sinusoidal Peristaltic Waves in Soft Actuator for Mimicry of Esophageal Swallowing

@article{Dirven2015SinusoidalPW,
  title={Sinusoidal Peristaltic Waves in Soft Actuator for Mimicry of Esophageal Swallowing},
  author={Steven Dirven and Weiliang L. Xu and Leo K. Cheng},
  journal={IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics},
  year={2015},
  volume={20},
  pages={1331-1337}
}
In order to understand fluid transport throughout esophageal swallowing in man, a biologically inspired soft-robotic peristaltic actuator has been designed and manufactured to perform biomimetic swallowing. To achieve congruence with current mathematical modeling techniques for esophageal peristalsis, this paper examines the capability of the device… CONTINUE READING