Supplementary Materials

Supplementary Material for:

Soft robotic sleeve supports heart function

Ellen T. Roche, Markus A. Horvath, Isaac Wamala, Ali Alazmani, Sang-Eun Song, William Whyte, Zurab Machaidze, Christopher J. Payne, James C. Weaver, Gregory Fishbein, Joseph Kuebler, Nikolay V. Vasilyev, David J. Mooney, Frank A. Pigula,* Conor J. Walsh*

*Corresponding author. Email: walsh{at}seas.harvard.edu (C.J.W.); frank.pigula{at}ulp.org (F.A.P.)

Published 18 January 2017, Sci. Transl. Med. 9, eaaf3925 (2017)
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf3925

This PDF file includes:

  • Materials and Methods
  • Fig. S1. The operation of a McKibben actuator.
  • Fig. S2. Fabrication of PAMs with silicone bladders.
  • Fig. S3. Forming of thermoplastic urethane balloons.
  • Fig. S4. A comparison of silicone and thermoplastic urethane actuators and dynamic material properties of the actuators.
  • Fig. S5. Sensor fabrication.
  • Fig. S6. Sensing sleeve fabrication.
  • Fig. S7. Sensing sleeve realization.
  • Fig. S8. Adhesion testing.
  • Fig. S9. Histology from the heart after acute device use and demonstration that hydrogel interface does not affect device function.
  • Fig. S10. Portable power for the device, turning the device off, and peripheral perfusion in a porcine model.
  • Legends for movies S1 to S3
  • References (56, 57)

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Other Supplementary Material for this manuscript includes the following:

  • Movie S1 (.mp4 format). Demonstration of device conformability and control scheme.
  • Movie S2 (.mp4 format). In vitro testing.
  • Movie S3 (.mp4 format). Echocardiographic data.