An electrostatic harmonic microactuator for arterial plaque removal

K. S. Shea, V. Samper, A. J. Sangster, R. L. Reuben, S. J. Yang

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The design process for an electrostatic actuator for arterial plaque removal is outlined in this work. Measurements, aimed at assessing the torque levels required to successfully remove arterial blockages which are typical of patients suffering from atherosclerosis, are described in detail. On the basis of these results, a minimally invasive surgical system containing a microcutter powered by a electrostatically driven harmonic micromotor has been proposed to alleviate this type of condition. Force and torque predictions obtained from a finite-element model of the motor are presented, and shown to be compatible with the proposed application.

Original languageEnglish
Article number006
Pages (from-to)297-304
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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Shea, K. S. ; Samper, V. ; Sangster, A. J. ; Reuben, R. L. ; Yang, S. J. / An electrostatic harmonic microactuator for arterial plaque removal. In: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 1995 ; Vol. 5, No. 4. pp. 297-304.
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In: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 5, No. 4, 006, 1995, p. 297-304.

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