Design of Biomedical Soft Robotic Device for Lower Limbs Mechanical Muscle Rehabilitation and Electrochemical Monitoring under Reduced-Gravity Space Environment

Victor Ticllacuri, Jose Cornejo, Niels Castrejon, Aurora B. Diaz, Katherine Hinostroza, Devjoy Dev, Yen Kai Chen, Paul Palacios, Walter Castillo, Mariela Vargas, Jorge A. Cornejo-Aguilar, Juan Montalvan, Avid Roman-Gonzalez

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Resumen

Space travel is one of humanity's most fantastic aspirations. However, space is the most dangerous environment due to extreme conditions. Reduced-gravity generates disuse muscle atrophy and impaired blood circulation in lower limbs. Therefore, this paper proposes a new biomedical soft robotic system to improve muscle development and promote blood circulation by applying energetically efficient mechanical stimulation to the soft tissues of the astronaut's lower limb and, additionally, to monitor their performance by cotton-based carbon nanotubes biosensors. The computational mechanical simulations performed show a maximum increase in energy optimisation of 89% and a maximum safety factor of 2.75. These preliminary results suggest an increase in the efficiency and safety of the soft robotic device.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada2021 IEEE URUCON, URUCON 2021
EditorialInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Páginas227-231
Número de páginas5
ISBN (versión digital)9781665424431
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2021
Publicado de forma externa
Evento2021 IEEE URUCON, URUCON 2021 - Montevideo, Uruguay
Duración: 24 nov. 202126 nov. 2021

Serie de la publicación

Nombre2021 IEEE URUCON, URUCON 2021

Conferencia

Conferencia2021 IEEE URUCON, URUCON 2021
País/TerritorioUruguay
CiudadMontevideo
Período24/11/2126/11/21

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