SMART DIELECTRIC ELASTOMERS AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR BIODEVICES

Todd A. Gisby, Iain A. Anderson, Emilio P. Calius, Shane Xie

Abstract

Dielectric Elastomer (DE) actuators are compliant, ultra light-weight electromechanical devices that can be used as actuators, sensors, and power generators. While a relatively new technology, DE actuators can be produced using biocompatible materials and have already exhibited excellent performance in terms of strain, speed, pressure, specific energy density, and efficiency when compared to conventional actuation technologies and natural muscle. Further research is required in order for promising laboratory results to be translated into real-world applications, particularly in the areas of modelling and control, but the potential for multiple functions to be integrated into a single element is an exciting prospect for flexible smart structures and biodevices.

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A. Gisby T., A. Anderson I., P. Calius E. and Xie S. (2008). SMART DIELECTRIC ELASTOMERS AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR BIODEVICES . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111- 17-3, pages 285-290. DOI: 10.5220/0001054702850290


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices08,
author={Todd A. Gisby and Iain A. Anderson and Emilio P. Calius and Shane Xie},
title={SMART DIELECTRIC ELASTOMERS AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR BIODEVICES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={285-290},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001054702850290},
isbn={978-989-8111- 17-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 2: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - SMART DIELECTRIC ELASTOMERS AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR BIODEVICES
SN - 978-989-8111- 17-3
AU - A. Gisby T.
AU - A. Anderson I.
AU - P. Calius E.
AU - Xie S.
PY - 2008
SP - 285
EP - 290
DO - 10.5220/0001054702850290