Spiral Folding of Thin Films with Curved Surface

Satoshi Miura, Victor Parque, Kohei Ogawa, Tomoyuki Miyashita

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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
Country/TerritoryJapan
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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