A NOVEL SPATIAL MICROCHANNEL FLUIDIC JOINT

Benjamin Chang, Allison Chew, Carlo Menon

Abstract

This paper presents and discusses a flexible, polymer-based, novel microchannel fluidic joint (MFJ) that is driven by a pressurized working fluid. The MFJ has been designed for being used in biomedical applications in the future. The MFJ actuating system has two degrees of freedom and implements a unique 3-channel design. In this paper, a prototype of the proposed MFJ is presented along with its manufacturing procedure. Measurements related to the MFJ displacements are presented and a simplified fitting exponential equation is proposed to describe the relationship between MFJ deformation and the working fluid pressure. Performance of the proposed device and its potential future applications are discussed.

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in Harvard Style

Chang B., Chew A. and Menon C. (2011). A NOVEL SPATIAL MICROCHANNEL FLUIDIC JOINT . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-37-9, pages 238-243. DOI: 10.5220/0003168102380243


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices11,
author={Benjamin Chang and Allison Chew and Carlo Menon},
title={A NOVEL SPATIAL MICROCHANNEL FLUIDIC JOINT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={238-243},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003168102380243},
isbn={978-989-8425-37-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - A NOVEL SPATIAL MICROCHANNEL FLUIDIC JOINT
SN - 978-989-8425-37-9
AU - Chang B.
AU - Chew A.
AU - Menon C.
PY - 2011
SP - 238
EP - 243
DO - 10.5220/0003168102380243