Skeletal Muscle is a Biological Example of a Linear ElectroActive Actuator

  title={Skeletal Muscle is a Biological Example of a Linear ElectroActive Actuator},
  author={Richard L Lieber},
Skeletal muscle represents a classic biological example of a structure-function relationship. This paper reviews basic muscle anatomy and demonstrates how molecular motion on the order of nm distances is converted into the macroscopic movements that are possible with skeletal muscle. Muscle anatomy provides a structural basis for understanding the basic mechanical properties of skeletal muscle—namely, the length-tension relationship and the forcevelocity relationships. The length-tension… CONTINUE READING


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