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Variable Stiffness Fibre.

NCCR Robotics

Exhibitor details
Logo Variable Stiffness Fibre.

Exhibition stand
Topic: Swiss Pavilion

Product description

A variable stiffness fiber made of silicone and low melting point alloys quickly becomes >700 times softer and >400 times more deformable when heated above 47 °C. It shows remarkable self-healing properties and can be clamped, knitted, and bonded. For example, it can be used in reconfigurable endoscopic tools, foldable multi-purpose robots and components, variable stiffness wearable devices (i.e. casts for bone injuries), soft actuators, and much more.

We are looking for companies interested in licensing this technology.

Video Composite thread that varies in rigidity - Credits: EPFL NEWS: www.epfl.ch Prof. Dr. Dario FLOREANO, EPFL, Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, http://lis.epfl.ch Dr. Alice TONAZZINI, EPFL, Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Journalists: Hillary SANCTUARY Marc DELACHAUX
1:27 min Exhibitor Video

Development status
Under development

Market introduction
12.2017

Degree of documentation
Very well documented

Market orientation
Niche market

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Credits: EPFL NEWS: www.epfl.ch Prof. Dr. Dario FLOREANO, EPFL, Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, http://lis.epfl.ch Dr. Alice TONAZZINI, EPFL, Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Journalists: Hillary SANCTUARY Marc DELACHAUXread more

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