Today’s muscle replacement devices lack elastic properties and, therefore, the required flexibility. Fuhrer et al. illustrated the enormous potential of embedding TurboBeads in a flexible polymer hydrogel matrix (poly(2-hydro-xyethyl methacrylate)). The influence of different polymer linkers as well as the overall elongation performance in the presence of applied magnetic fields was investigated in detail.
Fuhrer et al. Small 2009 (link)
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