Artificial Muscle for Cerebral Palsy (IMAGE) University of Delaware Caption The artificial muscle shown is flexible and uses 'smart materials' to mimic the function of the body's skeletal muscle. Incorporated into a wearable device, the artificial muscle can help researchers increase the wearer's degrees of freedom in movement. Credit University of Delaware/ Kathy F. Atkinson Usage Restrictions Must credit University of Delaware/ Kathy F. Atkinson License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.