Cyborg-like microchip valve driven by earthworm muscle -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Cyborg-like microchip valve driven by earthworm muscle

10.07.2019

Image: Graphic of the microchip; Copyright: RIKEN

A valve on a 2 × 2 cm chip powered by earthworm muscle. (top) Design of the valve seen from above. A sheet of earthworm muscle covers a pushbar that sits above a microchannel. (bottom) Cross-sectional views through the microchannel when the valve is open (left) and closed (right).