The cover illustrates that a contractile soft robotic actuator implanted above the diaphragm can augment its respiratory performance (as indicated by the right half of the image).
A soft robotic ventilator for assisting inspiration
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An implantable soft robotic ventilator augments inspiration in a pig model of respiratory insufficiency - Nature Biomedical Engineering
A contractile soft robotic actuator implanted above the diaphragm in pigs with respiratory insufficiency restores the animals’ respiratory performance.
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