The introduction of smart materials will become increasingly relevant as biomedical technologies progress. Smart materials sense and respond to external stimuli (e.g., chemical, electrical, mechanical, or magnetic signals) or environmental circumstances (e.g., temperature, illuminance, acidity, or humidity), and provide versatile platforms for studying various biological processes because of the numerous analogies between smart materials and biological systems. Several applications based on this class of materials are being developed using different sensing principles and fabrication technologies. In the biomedical field, force sensors are used to characterize tissues and cells, as feedback to develop smart surgical instruments in order to carry out minimally invasive surgery. In this regard, the present work provides an overview of the recent scientific literature regarding the developments in force measurement methods for biomedical applications involving smart materials. In particular, performance evaluation of the main methods proposed in the literature is reviewed on the basis of their results and applications, focusing on their metrological characteristics, such as measuring range, linearity, and measurement accuracy. Classification of smart materials-based force measurement methods is proposed according to their potential applications, highlighting advantages and disadvantages.

Bocchetta, G., Fiori, G., Sciuto, S.a., Scorza, A. (2023). Performance of Smart Materials-Based Instrumentation for Force Measurements in Biomedical Applications: A Methodological Review. ACTUATORS, 12(7), 261 [10.3390/act12070261].

Performance of Smart Materials-Based Instrumentation for Force Measurements in Biomedical Applications: A Methodological Review

Bocchetta, G
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Fiori, G
Writing – Review & Editing
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Sciuto, SA
Supervision
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Scorza, A
Supervision
2023-01-01

Abstract

The introduction of smart materials will become increasingly relevant as biomedical technologies progress. Smart materials sense and respond to external stimuli (e.g., chemical, electrical, mechanical, or magnetic signals) or environmental circumstances (e.g., temperature, illuminance, acidity, or humidity), and provide versatile platforms for studying various biological processes because of the numerous analogies between smart materials and biological systems. Several applications based on this class of materials are being developed using different sensing principles and fabrication technologies. In the biomedical field, force sensors are used to characterize tissues and cells, as feedback to develop smart surgical instruments in order to carry out minimally invasive surgery. In this regard, the present work provides an overview of the recent scientific literature regarding the developments in force measurement methods for biomedical applications involving smart materials. In particular, performance evaluation of the main methods proposed in the literature is reviewed on the basis of their results and applications, focusing on their metrological characteristics, such as measuring range, linearity, and measurement accuracy. Classification of smart materials-based force measurement methods is proposed according to their potential applications, highlighting advantages and disadvantages.
2023
Bocchetta, G., Fiori, G., Sciuto, S.a., Scorza, A. (2023). Performance of Smart Materials-Based Instrumentation for Force Measurements in Biomedical Applications: A Methodological Review. ACTUATORS, 12(7), 261 [10.3390/act12070261].
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