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dc.contributor.advisorRusso, Sheilaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAmadeo, Tomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-27T18:18:13Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/43078
dc.description.abstractMetallic tools such as graspers, forceps, spatulas, and clamps used in proximity to delicate brain tissue risk damage to important neurological structures and is a primary concern for neurosurgeons. Novel soft robotic technologies have the opportunity to shift the design paradigm for these tools towards safer and more compliant, minimally invasive methods. Here, we present a pneumatically actuated, origami-inspired brain retractor aimed at atraumatic surgical workspace generation inside the cranial cavity. We explore methods in additive, multi-material manufacturing along with pneumatic soft robotic actuation to fabricate the device and validate its performance on an in-vitro model.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectMechanical engineeringen_US
dc.titleSoft robotic deployable origami actuators for neurosurgical brain retractionen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2021-09-25T02:10:28Z
dc.description.embargo2023-09-24T00:00:00Z
etd.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0001-6218-4528


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