Spiral Folding of Thin Films with Curved Surface

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    Abstract

    Being ubiquitously used as anti-adhesive and wound-covering mechanisms, thin films have potential therapeutic uses as cell sheets to target inner organs while navigating narrow environments. A significant challenge to realize versatile films lies in achieving compact storage and efficient transport while ensuring coherency in curvature-bounded environments. In this paper, we propose a folding mechanism of a curved film by using a spiral approach, enabling efficient unfolding and flexible plasters with curved surfaces. Our experiments using gelatin-based films with curved surfaces shows the superior indwelling ability in terms of chromaticity level compared to the conventional planar films, as well as the efficient unfolding in the order of seconds. Our results presents the theoretical and experimental building blocks to realize a versatile class of films which are able to navigate narrow environments, and unfold efficiently and flexibly.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages1699-1704
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538666500
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 16
    Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018 - Miyazaki, Japan
    Duration: 2018 Oct 72018 Oct 10

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018

    Conference

    Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018
    CountryJapan
    CityMiyazaki
    Period18/10/718/10/10

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Information Systems
    • Information Systems and Management
    • Health Informatics
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Miura, S., Parque Tenorio, V., Ogawa, K., & Miyashita, T. (2019). Spiral Folding of Thin Films with Curved Surface. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018 (pp. 1699-1704). [8616290] (Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMC.2018.00294