Biomedical Assist Devices and New Biomimetic Machines—A Short Perspective

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Sunil K. Agrawal1

Department of Mechanical Engineering,  University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716Agrawal@me.udel.edu

Arthur G. Erdman

Department of Mechanical Engineering,  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455agerdman@tc.umn.edu


Corresponding author.

J. Mech. Des 127(4), 799-801 (Mar 09, 2005) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1900747 History: Received March 07, 2005; Revised March 09, 2005

Over the last few decades, new engineering designs have made tremendous impact on the healthcare industry with solutions for diagnosis, treatment, and therapy of a wide range of medical conditions. In recent years, new designs of bio-inspired machines have been proposed for terrestrial and aerial applications. As one would expect, a detailed survey of these areas is impossible to accomplish in a few pages. Hence, this brief survey highlights three topics: (i) Gait rehabilitation machines, (ii) minimal invasive surgical machines, and (iii) flapping wing flying machines.

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