R&D from CCEFP
Continuous innovation is essential for a thriving fluid power industry. One place where innovation is of paramount importance is the Center for Compact & Efficient Fluid Power or CCEFP. In our new February issue of Fluid Power World, Senior Editor, Mary Gannon https://twitter.com/DW_MaryGannon presents an article contributed by Erik Hemstad, a Master's student and Nebiyu Fikru, PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, titled CCEFP Update: MEMS Technology Helping to Create Micro-Pneumatic Valves.
One of our many goals for our new publication, Fluid Power World, is to provide our audience with a report of what is happening in the R&D world for fluid power. We offer a regular column in every issue on Research & Development.
This particular article reports on a medical development in the area of orthoses. With the assistance of a miniature pneumatic valve, MEMS technology were inspired to fit the valves on an ankle-foot orthosis to help fix abnormal walking parts.