Special Issue "Low-Profile Compliant Actuators for Wearable Devices"
A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Interests: Design, integration and evaluation of mechatronic devices and systems for surgery, therapy and rehabilitation. This includes the development of smart devices for minimally invasive surgery and the design of wearable devices for the treatment of chronic pain, including sensor and actuator design
Interests: smart material actuators and sensors; mechatronic systems for industrial automation and biomedical applications; additive manufacturing of advanced materials; conductive electroactive polymers and composites; magnetic and thermal shape memory materials; advanced biomedical technologies for better health
Mechatronic wearable devices for health, sports training, or gaming applications are being more widely developed. However, current actuator technologies limit the minimization of the overall size and weight of these devices, preventing innovation into truly unobtrusive wearable form factors that are also effective and comfortable. This Special Issue is aimed at highlighting recent contributions to the development of low-profile compliant actuators which are required to advance this field further. Contributions are particularly encouraged in the following areas: investigation of new materials, development of new actuator configurations, and methods for more accurately controlling existing low profile actuators, among others.Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos
Dr. Aaron David Price
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Compliant actuators
- Unobtrusive actuators
- Actuator design
- Smart material actuators
- Wearable technology