DEA – Dielectric Elastomer Actuators

General Features

When an electric voltage is applied between the electrodes, the elastomer film compresses in thickness and expands in area because of the Maxwell-Force – the electrostatic attraction.

Applications of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators

  • linear motors
  • artificial muscles
  • prostheses
  • robotics
  • haptic devices
  • loudspeakers