A soft robotic ventilator for assisting inspiration

A contractile soft robotic actuator implanted above the diaphragm in pigs with respiratory insufficiency restores the animals’ respiratory performance.
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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).

See Hu et al.

Image: James C. Weaver; Life science / Shutterstock. Cover design: Allen Beattie.

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