Researchers Develop Small, Ultra-Powerful Artificial Muscles

artificial-muscleResearchers at the University of British Columbia have developed an artificial muscle fiber which can be used to power prosthesis, robots and other medical devices. The artificial muscles are made of the same polyethylene  polymer fibers as fishing line and nylon which are both long-lasting and strong. The material is activated when heated and is 100 times as strong as human muscle of the same size, delivering 5.3 kilowatts of work per every kilogram of mass. The material could be used in the future to improve the fluidity of prosthetic use and to develop robots with better mobility.

(Source: MedGadget)

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