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maandag, 3 februari 2020

Michael Wiertlewski and Aimée Sakes receive a Cohesion Grant

Micha√ęl Wiertlewski (TT in CoR-TUD) and Aim√©e Sakes (TT in BME-TUD) have been awarded a¬†cohesion grant by the faculty of 3mE of Delft University of Technology.¬†The main aim of the project is to¬†control the frictional properties of the catheter¬†in real-time, using ultrasonic friction modulation, to anchor a compliant catheter¬†inside the¬†body. The body of the catheter will exhibit high-friction with the biological tissues by default,¬†which provides support to maintain a certain position or to operate with high forces without¬†buckling, and can become near frictionless by engaging the ultrasonic actuation during¬†insertion and removal of the catheter.