Division of Biological and Medical Fibers
Through partnerships in the medical and engineering industries, the Division of Biological and Medical Fibers aims to put cutting-edge regenerative biological and medical fiber technologies into practical use through the development of novel robot and control technologies.
- 1. Scanning electron microscopy of electrospun nanofibers prepared from sericin protein, which is a renewable resource in the raw silk production processes.
- 2. Byssus fiber of a green mussel, Perna viridis, has promising potentials for advanced medical applications.
- 3. Musculoskeletal robot hand as a testbed for understandings of the human motor functions and for development of the controlling technologies of soft actuators for medical uses.
- 4. Sponge-like material of pure silk fibroin, which exhibits a high water-absorption capacity and mechanical strength.