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Technical Brief

Biomimetic Attachment to the Gastrointestinal Tract1

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Wanchuan Xie

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Lincoln, NE 68508
e-mail: xieche23@gmail.com

Benjamin S. Terry

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Lincoln, NE 68508
e-mail: bterry2@unl.com

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10, 2014.DOI: 10.1115/1.4027103

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online July 21, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(3), 030909 (Jul 21, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1109; doi: 10.1115/1.4027103 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Fig. 1

Schematic of the attachment mechanism. (a) Inactive system. (b) System that produces the vacuum and attaches the gut wall. (c) Sensor attachment with sucker.

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

SEM images of two kinds of attachment structures: (a) microhooks, and (b) barbed spear

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