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Rubbing Against Blood Clots Using Helical Robots: Modeling and In Vitro Experimental Validation

2017

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The risk of side effects from thrombolytic agents can be minimized by using smaller doses, assisted by mechanical rubbing against blood clots using helical robots. Quantifying this observation, we study the influence of rubbing against clots on their removal rate in vitro. First, we present a hydrodynamic model of the helical robot based on the resistive-force theory to investigate the rubbing behavior of the clots using robot driven by two rotating dipole fields. Second, we experimentally evaluate the influence of the rubbing on the removal rate of the blood clots. Not only do we find that the removal rate of mechanical rubbing (-0.56 ± 0.27 mm3 /min) is approximately three times greater than the dissolution rate of chemical lysis using streptokinase (-0.17 ± 0.032 mm3/min), but we also show that this removal rate can be controlled via the rubbing speed of the robot.

Author(s): Khalil, Islam SM and Tabak, Ahmet Fatih and Sadek, Khaled and Mahdy, Dalia and Hamdi, Nabila and Sitti, Metin
Journal: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Volume: 2
Number (issue): 2
Pages: 927--934
Year: 2017
Month: January
Day: 17
Publisher: IEEE

Department(s): Physische Intelligenz
Bibtex Type: Article (article)

DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2017.2654546
ISBN: 2377-3766
State: Published

BibTex

@article{khalil2017rubbing,
  title = {Rubbing Against Blood Clots Using Helical Robots: Modeling and In Vitro Experimental Validation},
  author = {Khalil, Islam SM and Tabak, Ahmet Fatih and Sadek, Khaled and Mahdy, Dalia and Hamdi, Nabila and Sitti, Metin},
  journal = {IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters},
  volume = {2},
  number = {2},
  pages = {927--934},
  publisher = {IEEE},
  month = jan,
  year = {2017},
  month_numeric = {1}
}