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|Vol. 17, No. 3||Serving IEEE Members of South Central Wisconsin||April 2014|
C-Motive Technologies Inc. is a Madison, WI-based startup developing electrostatic machines and devices using its proprietary Capacitive Technology Platform™, which brings electrostatics into competition with the electromagnetic devices pioneered by the likes of Tesla and Edison. Rather than use magnetic fields, C-Motive’s machines and devices leverage electric fields - no copper windings, no expensive, heavy steel electromagnets. C-Motive instead uses electric voltage across closely stacked stationary and rotating aluminum plates. C-Motive’s innovations prove for the first time that electric charges, rather than currents, can produce practical motion on an industrial scale. The secret rests within C-Motive’s patented Hydroflex Plate Stacking System™, which delivers more electrical capacitance than ever demonstrated on a macro scale. This presentation will walk through the development of these technologies and discuss some of their applications.
Mathew provided a concise view of the bioengineering
issues associated with connecting to living neurons and processing
signals to control living tissue. He explained how Utah's
device was surgically implanted to connect to neurons and showed
how neurons could be stimulated to cause muscle contraction.
His research identified ways to provide reasonably precise control
by applying a constant voltage pulse whose duration and frequency
could be varied. He also explained how laboratory animal
subjects so instrumented were probed with an automatic analysis
tool to identify how to stimulate appropriate muscle
action. Muscle fatigue was also discussed and
he showed how to provide stimulus to reduce muscle fatigue.
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