LOW-VOLTAGE SCRATCH-DRIVE MICRO-SCALPELS CONTROLLED BY A BINARY-ENCODED SIGNAL

Jung H. Cho, Mark G. Arnold

Abstract

A novel approach to applying multi-stylus MEMS SDA Scratch-Drive-Actuator (SDA) micro-robots to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatological conditions is presented. The operation of MEMS SDA has been well demonstrated by the research of (Donald et al., 2008) (Donald et al., 2006)(Donald et al., 2003). We assume that such SDAs may be applied to the skin and powered by a bandage-like substrate. A method of controlling the turning operation of MEMS SDA Scratch-Drive-Actuator (SDA) micro-robots has been developed previously by our research: adding an additional stylus arm to control left and right rotation as well as using both arms to halt. In order to control multiple micro-robots without the complication of different stress curling that requires high voltages incompatible with dermatological applications, an alternative solution of controlling electrical connection between the parallel-plate body and the stylus arms is presented that uses a binary-encoded signal. Also an additional beam added to the body of SDA to be used as micro-scalpel can be controlled by this same signal.

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Cho J. and Arnold M. (2010). LOW-VOLTAGE SCRATCH-DRIVE MICRO-SCALPELS CONTROLLED BY A BINARY-ENCODED SIGNAL . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-017-7, pages 219-223. DOI: 10.5220/0002760202190223


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices10,
author={Jung H. Cho and Mark G. Arnold},
title={LOW-VOLTAGE SCRATCH-DRIVE MICRO-SCALPELS CONTROLLED BY A BINARY-ENCODED SIGNAL},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={219-223},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002760202190223},
isbn={978-989-674-017-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2010)
TI - LOW-VOLTAGE SCRATCH-DRIVE MICRO-SCALPELS CONTROLLED BY A BINARY-ENCODED SIGNAL
SN - 978-989-674-017-7
AU - Cho J.
AU - Arnold M.
PY - 2010
SP - 219
EP - 223
DO - 10.5220/0002760202190223