Piezoelectric Sensorics

Author: Gustav Gautschi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662047322
Format: PDF
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For the first time, this book covers the entire field of piezoelectric sensors for mechanical measurands. It gives extensive practical advice along with an overview of the most important piezoelectric materials and their properties, plus consistent terminology for describing sensors.

Label free and Multi parametric Monitoring of Cell based Assays with Substrate embedded Sensors

Author: Maximilian Oberleitner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331945384X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This thesis describes novel substrate embedded physical sensors that can be used to monitor different types of cell-based assays non-invasively and label-free. The sensors described provide integrative information of the cells under study with an adaptable time resolution (ranging from milliseconds to days). This information about the dynamic cell response to chemical, physical or biological stimuli defines a new paradigm in fundamental biomedical research. The author, Maximilian Oberleitner, describes approaches in which the cells are directly grown on different sensor surfaces (gold-film electrodes, shear wave resonators or dye-doped polymer films). This approach, with the reacting cells in particularly close proximity and contact with the sensor surface, is key to a remarkable sensitivity, opening the way for a variety of new applications. This thesis not only introduces the fundamentals of each approach, but it also describes in great detail the design principles and elucidates the boundary conditions of the new sensors.

Assistive Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466644230
Format: PDF, ePub
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Individuals with disabilities often have difficulty accomplishing tasks, living independently, and utilizing information technologies; simple aspects of daily life taken for granted by non-disabled individuals. Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents a comprehensive collection of research, developments, and knowledge on technologies that enable disabled individuals to function effectively and accomplish otherwise impossible tasks. These volumes serve as a crucial reference source for experts in fields as diverse as healthcare, information science, education, engineering, and human-computer interaction, with applications bridging multiple disciplines.

Piezoelectric Transducers and Applications

Author: Antonio Arnau Vives
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662053616
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This guide to the current state of the art of this complex and multidisciplinary area fills an urgent need for a unified source of information on piezoelectric devices and their astounding variety of existing and emerging applications.

Smart Structures

Author: A. V. Srinivasan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521659772
Format: PDF, Docs
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Introductory text on the analysis and design of smart devices and structures.

Mechatronics in Medicine A Biomedical Engineering Approach

Author: Siamak Najarian
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071768963
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Comprehensive coverage of mechatronics in medical systems. Mechatronics in Medicine: A Biomedical Engineering Approach addresses this emerging field focused on areas of medicine such as robotic surgery and smart surgical instruments, design of artificial organs, new medical imaging systems, and novel diagnostic and therapeutic systems. This pioneering work addresses the development of computer-controlled mechanical devices for use in a wide variety of areas in biomedicine. Mechatronics in Medicine: A Biomedical Engineering Approach offers a basic background in mechatronics. Covers multidisciplinary medical systems, discusses design and operation of biomechatronics systems Includes details on state-of-the-art technologies; cutting-edge coverage introduction to mechatronics; sensing technology; actuators and feedback sensors; mechanisms and mechanical Devices; processing and control Systems; expert systems; medical imaging; applications of mechatronics in medicine; medical case studies in mechatronics"--Provided by publisher.

Piezoelectric Based Vibration Control

Author: Nader Jalili
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441900708
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Piezoelectric-Based Vibration-control Systems: Applications in Micro/Nano Sensors and Actuators” covers: Fundamental concepts in smart (active) materials including piezoelectric and piezoceramics, magnetostrictive, shape-memory materials, and electro/magneto-rheological fluids; Physical principles and constitutive models of piezoelectric materials; Piezoelectric sensors and actuators; Fundamental concepts in mechanical vibration analysis and control with emphasis on distributed-parameters and vibration-control systems; and Recent advances in piezoelectric-based microelectromechanical and nanoelectromechanical systems design and implementation.