"Artificial muscles" could be used in lightweight prostheses

02/4/2013 | PlasticsToday.com

Researchers are working on coupling graphene with acrylic elastomer in an arrangement that resembles muscle tissue because it contracts when an electric current is used. The idea is to create artificial muscles that could be used in a range of technologies including robotics and artificial limbs. "In particular, they promise to greatly improve the quality of life for millions of disabled people by providing affordable devices such as lightweight prostheses," said Xuanhe Zhao, assistant professor in Duke's Pratt School of Engineering.

View Full Article in:

PlasticsToday.com

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Regional Director, Southeastern Region - State Affairs
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer - 14000008LR
Abbott
San Jose, CA
Director, Compliance - Health Plan Privacy & Security
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA
Systems Test - V&V Engineer - 14000008LS
Abbott
San Jose, CA
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC