Clinical applications and recent progress of therapeutic artificial organ using moving-actuator mechanisms

J. C. Lee, J. Chung, Y. R. Rho, K. M. Lim, J. C. Kim, J. Y. Park, D. W. Lee, H. Choi, S. M. Lee, D. S. Choi, K. W. Nam, J. J. Lee, J. W. Park, S. W. Choi, J. Choi, C. Y. Park, S. K. Park, Ho Sung Son, C. M. Hwang, H. K. KimKyung Sun, Y. M. Yoon, K. K. Lee, Y. S. Won, B. G. Min

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Therapeutic Artificial Organs (TAO) are extracorporeal life-saving devices that are used to bridge patients from emergency to surgery and recovery. This paper details the research on TAOs in Korea along with their development as the clinical devices. In the heart and lung area, the artificial heart system (AnyHeart) and the pulsatile heart-lung machine (T-PLS) have been developed. The T-PLS has been used in 400 patients. In the renal replacement area, the portable hemofiltration machine (C-PAK) and its applications in home renal treatment are currently being tested through animal experiments. The multiple applications of the biomaterials, the electromechanical system designs and their control, the telecommunication technology and medical technology have been combined in the research and development of life-saving artificial organs for critically ill patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-214
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Artificial heart
  • Artificial kidney
  • Heart-lung machine
  • Therapeutic artificial organs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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