Chapter 11. Steerable Catheters

  1. Federico Carpi4 and
  2. Elisabeth Smela5
  1. Tina Shoa1,
  2. John D. Madden1,
  3. Nigel R. Munce2 and
  4. Victor X. D. Yang2,3

Published Online: 20 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch11

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

How to Cite

Shoa, T., Madden, J. D., Munce, N. R. and Yang, V. X. D. (2009) Steerable Catheters, in Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators (eds F. Carpi and E. Smela), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Interdepartmental Research Centre “E. Piaggio”, School of Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

  2. 5

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  2. 2

    Imaging Research, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Canada

  3. 3

    Imaging Research, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470773055

Online ISBN: 9780470744697

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Keywords:

  • steerable catheters;
  • catheters - history and current applications;
  • catheter design challenges;
  • active steerable catheters;
  • EAP based steerable catheters;
  • conjugated polymer-based steerable catheters;
  • non-EAP based steerable catheters

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Catheters: History and Current Applications

  • Catheter Design Challenges

  • Active Steerable Catheters

  • Discussion and Conclusion

  • References