Advanced methods for controlling untethered magnetic devices using rotating magnetic fields

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College School of Computing
Department Computing (School of)
Author Mahoney Jr, Arthur W.
Title Advanced methods for controlling untethered magnetic devices using rotating magnetic fields
Date 2014-08
Description This dissertation presents results documenting advancements on the control of untethered magnetic devices, such as magnetic \microrobots" and magnetically actuated capsuleendoscopes, motivated by problems in minimally invasive medicine. This dissertationfocuses on applying rotating magnetic elds for magnetic manipulation. The contributions include advancements in the way that helical microswimmers (devices that mimicthe propulsion of bacterial agella) are controlled in the presence of gravitational forces, advancements in ways that groups of untethered magnetic devices can be dierentiated and semi-independently controlled, advancements in the way that untethered magnetic device can be controlled with a single rotating permanent magnet, and an improved understanding in the nature of the magnetic force applied to an untethered device by a rotating magnet.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Capsule endoscopy; Magnetics; Medical robotics; Microrobotics
Dissertation Name Doctor of Philosophy
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Arthur W. Mahoney Jr. 2014
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 4,008,457 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/3182
ARK ark:/87278/s6t75rqs
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2014-10-29
Date Modified 2017-10-26
ID 196748
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6t75rqs
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