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Smart-metal Mesh used for artificial Muscles

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posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 02:01 PM
I have come up with an concept for artificial limbs. Being 16 i obviously have no idea where to send this idea, so i thought i'd tell u guys!

(if sum1 will tell me how to upload the picture, iwill)

A muscle shaped mesh - similar to a gauss you use over a bunsen burner for reference - with high heat contacts on each end. there will be two "muscles", one above, one below.

Both will be computer controlled (possibly by the brain like that munky did

What r yur thoughts?

[edit on 30-3-2005 by Shadow88]

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 02:45 PM
My thoughts are, can you put it on CAD?

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 02:48 PM
o as in computer aided design? yea i have pro desktop which is a cad program.

But i need 2 know how 2 add pics from my computa!!!! it only lets u from an url

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 03:09 PM
sign up to photobucket its free.

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 07:21 AM
here is a quick sketch

The hope is tht it wud be compact and more sensitive than those chunky prostetic arms tht are currently used
They use levers and stuf tht u basically need to use your other arm to move the prostetic one....which is a faff.....

[edit on 31-3-2005 by Shadow88]

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 02:11 PM

posted on Mar, 31 2005 @ 04:17 PM
already done... the is nutral which is a nickle titaniam metal that contracts under electristy and expends when its turned off also contracts or expands under heat cold. A human hair thick strand can lift 7.5kg.

there is also a somthing that looks alot like yours made of plastic called shadow air muscle it uses a air tube inside a plastic mesh and when the tube expands it does the same as you state. i 30mm air muscle can lift 52kg a 10mm can lift 15kg.

posted on Apr, 2 2005 @ 02:32 PM
Gud stuff dint know tht stuf

also shadarlocoth u got any links?


posted on Apr, 3 2005 @ 12:26 AM
they are working on this right now, both nasa and france as far as I know.

they are using polymer muscles which reacts to heat and some chemicals.

I remember doing this in primary school with baloons and wooden sticks.

and this research has a very bright future.

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