Year

2017

Degree Name

Master of Philosophy

Department

School of Chemistry

Abstract

Tough and actuating hydrogel materials along with recent advancements in processing techniques, such as 3D-printing, give the field of soft robotics the ability to benefit many different areas. One such area is prosthetics and the creation of a soft prosthetic hand, but very little work exploring the use of hydrogel materials for this specific application as been reported. This thesis works towards the development of a soft 3D-printable prosthetic device made primarily of hydrogel materials in three ways.

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