Special Issue "Biomedical Applications of Soft Robotics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021) | Viewed by 9153
We are inviting submissions to the Special Issue on Biomedical Applications of Soft Robotics.
Soft robotic devices have desirable traits for biomedical applications, owing to their mechanical and biological compatibility with the tissue, as well as their ability to achieve large changes in volume, shape, and stiffness. Several designs and technologies have been introduced in recent years, based on elastomeric, plastic, composite, or other materials. However, soft devices suffer from low force exertion, poor controllability, and a lack of sensing capabilities. For these to be efficiently achieved, rigid components must be used, which can alter the mechanical behavior of a soft device.
In this Special Issue, we invite submissions exploring soft robotics devices which are currently being used or have the potential to be used in biomedical applications across scales including diagnosis, prehabilitation, therapy, and post-operative monitoring. Of high interest are devices:
- Integrating soft proprioceptive, exteroceptive, and diagnostic sensors;
- Exploring soft and bidirectional actuation methodologies;
- Combining both therapeutic and diagnostic capabilities;
- Which are modular and/or scalable;
- Which are untethered, self-propelling;
- Allowing phase, shape and volume changes;
- Based on novel fabrication methodologies and new materials, aside molding;
- Working towards regulatory compliance and certification
Dr. George Mylonas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Soft robotics
- Soft surgical robots
- Soft surgical devices
- Soft biomedical robotics
- Soft continuum robots
- Soft serial robots
- Soft parallel robots
- Bio-inspired robots
- Smart materials
- Phase change robots
- Deployable soft robots
- Self-assembly robots
- Modular robots