Magnetorheological fluids technology and its applications in the biomedical field

Adel A. Abdel-Wahab, Tony Murmu, Abdul-Ghani Olabi

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Magnetorheological (MR) fluid is a specific class of smart materials that is capable of responding to changes in their environment. They are materials that change their rheological properties from a free-flowing liquid state in the absence of magnetic field to a solid-like state in the presence of magnetic field. This review paper focuses on the state-of-the-art applications of magnetorheological (MR) fluid in the development and design of the biomedical equipment. The current paper addresses four applications of MR fluids in biomedical field: development of teleoperation technology, the design of prosthetic devices, the design of rehabilitation devices and dental implant devices. For each application, the authors introduced a tabulated summary of the key features, MR fluid used, applications, capabilities and limitations of each device.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Science & Smart Materials (MSSM)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Materials Science and Smart Materials
EditorsAbdul Ghani Olabi
Place of PublicationPaisley
PublisherUniversity of the West of Scotland
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781903978634
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2018
Event5th International Conference on Material Science and Smart Materials - University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Aug 201810 Aug 2018 (Conference website.)


Conference5th International Conference on Material Science and Smart Materials
Abbreviated titleMSSM 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • magnetorheological (MR) fluid
  • biomedical applications
  • smart materials
  • teleoperation technology
  • prosthetic devices
  • rehabilitation devices
  • dental implant devices


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