Chapter 7. Implantable Heart-Assist and Compression Devices Employing an Active Network of Electrically-Controllable Ionic Polymer–Metal Nanocomposites

  1. Federico Carpi2 and
  2. Elisabeth Smela3
  1. Mohsen Shahinpoor

Published Online: 20 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch7

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

How to Cite

Shahinpoor, M. (2009) Implantable Heart-Assist and Compression Devices Employing an Active Network of Electrically-Controllable Ionic Polymer–Metal Nanocomposites, in Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators (eds F. Carpi and E. Smela), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. Biomedical Engineering Laboratories, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, USA

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:

  • implantable heart-assist and compression devices - employing active network of electrically-controllable ionic polymer–metal nanocomposites;
  • heart failure;
  • three-dimensional fabrication of IPMNCs;
  • IPMNCs background;
  • electrically-induced robotic actuation;
  • distributed nanosensing and transduction;
  • modeling and simulation;
  • IPMNC application to heart compression;
  • manufacturing thick IPMNC fingers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Heart Failure

  • Background of IPMNCs

  • Three-Dimensional Fabrication of IPMNCs

  • Electrically-Induced Robotic Actuation

  • Distributed Nanosensing and Transduction

  • Modeling and Simulation

  • Application of IPMNCs to Heart Compression and Assist in General

  • Manufacturing Thick IPMNC Fingers

  • Conclusions

  • References