A Microhand: Modeling, manufacturing, and demonstration

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dc.contributor.author Lu, Yen-Wen
dc.contributor.author An, Zhiyong
dc.contributor.author Kim, Chang-Jin
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-03T19:38:37Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-03T19:38:37Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the 18th Annual IEEE Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, pp. 650-653, January 30 - February 3, 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/11348
dc.description.abstract A device, approximately 1 mm in fist diameter, has been developed by using monolithic micromachining technology to mimic the human hand in microscale. The microhand consists of four microfingers and each of the four microfingers has multiple phalanges made of silicon and active joints made of polymer balloons. Activating the microfingers by inflating and deflating the balloon joints allows the microhand to perform the motions of flexion and extension. This device, driven pneumatically, operates both in air and aqueous environments and demonstrates grasping and detaching of tiny biological objects from a capelin egg to a nerve bundle, suggesting promising applications in biology and medicine. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher IEEE en_US
dc.title A Microhand: Modeling, manufacturing, and demonstration en_US
dc.type Proceedings en_US

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