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Rahila Ansari, MD, MS

Dr. Rahila Ansari

Researcher developing polymer muscle substitutesDr. Ansari is principal investigator on a project developing polymer muscle substitutes. The group has started to develop lightweight, flexible exoskeletons, using "smart" biomimetic polymer actuators that might eventually help a user maintain the steady- state between disuse atrophy and overuse destruction, thus potentially altering the course of the disease and increasing the time over which natural muscle mass can be retained.

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Enabling Technologies Program

Developing Polymer Muscle Substitutes