Spis treści: Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators


Preface, s. xv
List of Contributors, s. xvii
Introduction, s. 1

SECTION I: POLYMER GELS, s. 5

1 Polymer Gel Actuators: Fundamentals, s. 7 / Paul Calvert
2 Bio-Responsive Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications, s. 43 / Tom McDonald, Alison Patrick, Richard Williams, Brian G. Cousins and Rein V. Ulijn
3 Stimuli-Responsive and 'Active' Polymers in Drug Delivery, s. 61 / Aram Omer Saeed, Johannes Pall Magnusson, Beverley Twaites and Cameron Alexander
4 Thermally Driven Hydrogel Actuator for Controllable Flow Rate Pump in Long-Term Drug Delivery, s. 89 / Piero Chiarelli and Pietro Ragni

SECTION II: IONIC POLYMER-METAL COMPOSITES (IPMC), s. 101

5 IPMC Actuators: Fundamentals, s. 103 / Kinji Asaka and Keisuke Oguro
6 Active Microcatheter and Biomedical Soft Devices Based on IPMC Actuators, s. 121 / Kinji Asaka and Keisuke Oguro
7 Implantable Heart-Assist and Compression Devices Employing an Active Network of Electrically-Controllable Ionic Polymer-Metal Nanocomposites Mohsen Shahinpoor, s. 137
8 IPMC Based Tactile Displays for Pressure and Texture Presentation on a Human Finger, s. 161 / Masashi Konyo and Satoshi Tadokoro
9 IPMC Assisted Infusion Micropumps, s. 175 / Il-Seok Park, Sonia Vohnout, Mark Banister, Sangki Lee, Sang-Mun Kim and Kwang J. Kim

SECTION III: CONJUGATED POLYMERS, s. 193

10 Conjugated Polymer Actuators: Fundamentals, s. 195 / Geoffrey M. Spinks, Gursel Alici, Scott McGovern, Binbin Xi and Gordon G. Wallace
11 Steerable Catheters, s. 229 / Tina Shoa, John D. Madden, Nigel R. Munce and Victor X.D. Yang
12 Microfabricated Conjugated Polymer Actuators for Microvalves, Cell Biology, and Microrobotics, s. 249 / Elisabeth Smela
13 Actuated Pins for Braille Displays, s. 265 / Geoffrey M. Spinks and Gordon G. Wallace
14 Nanostructured Conducting Polymer Biomaterials and Their Applications in Controlled Drug Delivery, s. 279 / Mohammad Reza Abidian and David C. Martin
15 Integrated Oral Drug Delivery System with Valve Based on Polypyrrole, s. 301 / Thorsten Gottsche and Stefan Haeberle

SECTION IV: PIEZOELECTRIC AND ELECTROSTRICTIVE POLYMERS, s. 317

16 Piezoelectric and Electrostrictive Polymer Actuators: Fundamentals, s. 319 / Zhimin Li and Zhongyang Cheng
17 Miniature High Frequency Focused Ultrasonic Transducers for Minimally Invasive Imaging Procedures, s. 335 / Aaron Fleischman, Sushma Srivanas, Chaitanya Chandrana and Shuvo Roy
18 Catheters for Thrombosis Sample Exfoliation in Blood Vessels Using Piezoelectric Polymer Fibers, s. 357 / Yoshiro Tajitsu
19 Piezoelectric Poly(Vinylidene) Fluoride (PVDF) in Biomedical Ultrasound Exposimetry, s. 369 / Gerald R. Harris

SECTION V: DIELECTRIC ELASTOMERS, s. 385

20  Dielectric Elastomer Actuators: Fundamentals, s. 387 / Roy Kornbluh, Richard Heydt and Ron Pelrine
21  Biomedical Applications of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators, s. 395 / John S. Bashkin, Roy Kornbluh, Harsha Prahlad and Annjoe Wong-Foy
22  MRI Compatible Device for Robotic Assisted Interventions to Prostate Cancer, s. 411 / Jean-Sebastien Plante, Ixiuren Devita, Kenjiro Tadakuma and Steven Dubowsky
23  A Braille Display System for the Visually Disabled Using a Polymer Based Soft Actuator, s. 427 / Hyouk Ryeol Choi, Ig Mo Koo, Kwangmok Jung, Se-gon Roh, Ja Choon Koo, Jae-do Nam and Young Kwan Lee
24  Dynamic Splint-Like Hand Orthosis for Finger Rehabilitation, s. 443 / Federico Carpi, Andrea Mannini and Danilo De Rossi
Index, s. 463

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