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What design methods can be applied to BID besides BIOTRIZ and C-K theory?
What are the ways to better integrate the biological field with the engineering field?
How to abstract product design problems into biological problems?
How to select the appropriate biological model and map it into the product design process?
How to complete the transformation of engineering problem-biological-engineering solution?
The world of bionic prosthesis has undertaken a strong development in the past decade.
However knee prostheses struggle to find a technological solution capable of surpassing the consolidated results of products around from more than 20 years.
Several papers seem to suggest that transfemoral amputees prefer the utilization of micro-controlled semi-active knee prostheses, e.g. C-Leg or Genium, instead of the fully powered alternatives.
Different research groups tried to address this by developing novel knee prosthesis architectures ranging from the fully powered to the fully passive ones. Nonetheless, it still appears unclear which path might be the best to follow. On one side the fully powered knee prostheses typically guarantee high performance in terms of active torque, max power and max speed, but are also bulky, heavy and noisy. On the other hand, partially active/semi-active knee prostheses usually combine passive components (e.g. dampers) to take care of most of the tasks and small actuators to provide assistance in low-torque low-power situations.
Where do you think we are going? What are the best alternatives and solutions?
I was curious and interested to collect your opinions and discuss about them.
according to Wenzel's model, an increase in surface roughness will also increase the contact angle, but what is the thermodynamic reason for it? Considering the lotus effect, does a microstructured surface simply provide more non-wetting "air pockets"?
I am currently working on a relevent project: a bionic hand
We live in a touristic area with sustainable energy production, e.g. biogas. Terrible smells are rather annoying. So my question: Are there solutions by molecular biology or bionics?
I'm doing a project on bionic arm so that I'm thinking to build my own EEG.
Bionic Arm is artificial arm, controlled by brain signals through nerves or by movement of arm.
Just wonder what is your opinion about scientific drive towards the bionic human. Development where engineers literally have to match or prototype nature?! There is a lots of going on about: how people/community will react, ethical point of view etc
As artificial intelligence (AI) has started much influence on the production of many of the new medical technologies including diabetes, so what is bionic pancreas, its reliability, company of manufacturer, and price detail, or new published data in impact factor journal,
In leg amputation the remained bone is rasped to make the edges smoother to avoid tissue injuries. but still there is an unusual structure underneath the skin.
Why don’t we use an implantable structure to avoid abnormal structure like sharp edges and damp the undue pressure and shocks underneath bones, the same way heel fat pad*(HFP) protects the underlying structures in the heel?
From my point of view, using such implants might also ease the use of prosthetic legs and decrease the possible pain in leg- prosthetic interfaces.
Are there any specific reasons not to use such implants during the leg amputation?
*The heel fat pad (HFP) is a highly specialized adipose-based structure that protects the rear foot and the lower extremities from the stress generated during the heel-strike and the initial support phase of locomotion. HFP cushioning efficiency is the result of its structure, shape and thickness.
In recent years lots of papers were published about ant algorithm-, and swarm intelligence applications on logisitcs. But are there any further findings for logistics provided by biomimetics?
Robot Arm programming , Inverse kinematics
According to young's equation, it is possible to calculate the young's angle from the rCA and aCA. Is it possible to calculate it the other way round?
Been doing a research on Bionic footings -" Taproot footings" and " Floating structures" as a solution to Earthquake resistant design...........trying to explore its stability, techniques and materials to be used wrt to better supporting Research publications......
What is current status of Bionic eye with regards to cost and benefit?
Does anybody know of bionic shark skin using textile structures? What kind of textile patterns can be used? What is the principle to reduce flow drag during shark swimming?