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Pneumatic device for the actuation of organs


Filing date: 
26.06.2015
Status: 
available to assignment or license
Patent type: 
Patents

The device offered is a pneumatic braided muscle actuator, able to produce bi-directional force and motion, and variable stiffness. Pneumatic muscles are generally preferred thanks to their high power to weight ratio, light weight, ease of installation, hazard-free use and inherent compliance. The existing/traditional pneumatic muscle actuators has a fixed braid fiber angle and are usually able to produce a pulling uni-directional force when actuated. Conversely this actuator is able to achieve variable stiffness depending on the braid angle...other

Inventors: 
Matteo Cianchetti, Paolo Dario, Cecilia Laschi, Barbara Mazzolai, Hassan Taimoor Shan Syed
Assignees: 
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Istituto Italiano Tecnologia
Subject: 
The BioRobotics Institute
Technologic Area: 
Priority Number: 
102015000028263