Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. Lett.
CROSS-SECTIONAL AREA; STRENGTH; BIOSENSORS; Physics, Applied
Rigorous analysis of muscle function in in vitro systems is needed for both acute and chronic biomedical applications. Forces generated by skeletal myotubes on bio-microelectromechanical cantilevers were calculated using a modified version of Stoney's thin-film equation and finite element analysis (FEA), then analyzed for regression to physical parameters. The Stoney's equation results closely matched the more intensive FEA and the force correlated to cross-sectional area (CSA). Normalizing force to measured CSA significantly improved the statistical sensitivity and now allows for close comparison of in vitro data to in vivo measurements for applications in exercise physiology, robotics, and modeling neuromuscular diseases.
Applied Physics Letters
Pirozzi, K. L.; Long, C. J.; McAleer, C. W.; Smith, A. S. T.; and Hickman, J. J., "Correlation of embryonic skeletal muscle myotube physical characteristics with contractile force generation on an atomic force microscope-based bio-microelectromechanical systems device" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4538.