Soft polymer robots offer potential O&P applications

12/2/2013 | ScientificAmerican.com · Fast Company online

A new generation of shape-shifting or "soft" robots, made of different polymer materials and inflated with compressed air or water, could serve as orthotic devices to support weakened muscles, assist in lifting heavy warehouse items or serve as prosthetic hands that conform to the object being held. The technology also could be used in biomedical devices.

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