Event Title

Exploration of the Use of Di-Electric Electro-Active Polymer (DEAP) as a Large Strain Gage

Location

Buller Hall

Start Date

3-3-2017 2:30 PM

End Date

3-3-2017 4:00 PM

Description

Electro-active polymers, EAPs, are polymers that exhibit a change in size or shape when stimulated by an electric field. They can be used as actuators or sensors. As actuators, they are characterized by the fact that they can undergo a large amount of deformation while sustaining large forces.

This materials could be used as a strain gage and be applied to devices that Physical Therapist (PT) could instruct their clients to use while working with them on rehabilitation of their muscle. With such devices, the PT could provide specific ‘numbers’ of stress needed for the rehabilitation of the affected muscle.

Acknowledgments

Dr. Boon Chai Ng

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Mar 3rd, 2:30 PM Mar 3rd, 4:00 PM

Exploration of the Use of Di-Electric Electro-Active Polymer (DEAP) as a Large Strain Gage

Buller Hall

Electro-active polymers, EAPs, are polymers that exhibit a change in size or shape when stimulated by an electric field. They can be used as actuators or sensors. As actuators, they are characterized by the fact that they can undergo a large amount of deformation while sustaining large forces.

This materials could be used as a strain gage and be applied to devices that Physical Therapist (PT) could instruct their clients to use while working with them on rehabilitation of their muscle. With such devices, the PT could provide specific ‘numbers’ of stress needed for the rehabilitation of the affected muscle.