Ras Labs believes in developing, fabricating and distributing customized products that have the power to heal and save lives. Ras Labs produces Synthetic Muscle™, electroactive polymer (EAP) based materials and actuators that contract and expand at low voltages. In keeping with our mission, Ras Labs is developing capabilities to improve the interface between mechanical devices and humans, particularly for prosthetics, rehabilitative robotics, and protective devices.
Ras Labs-CASIS-ISS Synthetic Muscle Experiment on the International Space Station National Laboratory. View of one of the four protective cages, where each cage holds 8 Ras Labs Synthetic Muscle™ samples.
Source/Credit: NASA, photography by Astronaut Scott Kelly
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