Smart Microrobots for Mechanical Cell Characterization and Cell Convoying

  title={Smart Microrobots for Mechanical Cell Characterization and Cell Convoying},
  author={M. Boukallel and M. Gauthier and Micha{\"e}l Dauge and E. Piat and J. Abadie},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering},
This paper deals with the effective design of smart microrobots for both mechanical cell characterization and cell convoying for in vitro fertilization. The first microrobotic device was developed to evaluate oocyte mechanical behavior in order to sort oocytes. A multi-axial micro-force sensor based on a frictionless magnetic bearing was developed. The second microrobotic device presented is a cell convoying device consisting of a wireless micropusher based on magnetic actuation. As wireless… Expand
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