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Providing adhesion for a miniture mobile intra-abdominal device based on biomimetic principles

Taylor, G., Liskiewicz, T., Neville, A., Morina, A., Gaskell, P.H. and Jayne, D. (2009) Providing adhesion for a miniture mobile intra-abdominal device based on biomimetic principles. In: Proceedings of 3rd Vienna International Conference on Nano-Technology. Viennano'09, 18-20 March, Vienna, Austria. , pp. 401-407. ISBN 978-3-901657-32-0

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Abstract

This paper investigates the surface adhesion characteristics required for a miniature mobile device to move around the abdominal cavity. Such a device must be capable of adhering to the tissue lining and move freely across the upper surface of the insufflated abdomen. Accordingly, the potential of utilising bioinspired solutions to facilitate wet adhesion is assessed.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Mechanical Engineering (Leeds) > Institute of Engineering Thermofluids, Surfaces & Interfaces (iETSI) (Leeds)
Depositing User: Mrs Fiona Slade
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2009 15:31
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2014 09:19
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8485

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