Conference item icon

Conference item

Mosquito inspired medical needles

Abstract:

The stinging proboscis in mosquitos have diameters of only 40-100 μm which is much less than the thinnest medical needles and the mechanics of these natural stinging mechanisms have therefore attracted attention amongst developers of injection devises. The mosquito use a range of different strategies to lower the required penetration force hence allowing a thinner and less stiff proboscis structure. Earlier studies of the mosquito proboscis insertion strategies have shown how each of the ...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

Actions


Access Document


Files:
Publisher copy:
10.1117/12.2261399

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, Continuing Education, Continuing Education - EQ Central
Drakidis, A More by this author
Publisher:
Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Publisher's website
Volume:
10162
Pages:
1016208
Publication date:
2017-04-17
DOI:
EISBN:
9781510608108
EISSN:
1996-756X
ISSN:
0277-786X
Pubs id:
pubs:702221
URN:
uri:184a5061-ce55-4ef0-9957-870d10f43a5d
UUID:
uuid:184a5061-ce55-4ef0-9957-870d10f43a5d
Local pid:
pubs:702221
ISBN:
9781510608092

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP