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Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors

Aug 21, 2017 United States
Scientists report they are on the cusp of using silk, one of the world's most coveted fabrics, to develop a more sensitive and flexible generation of multi-purpose devices that monitor a slew of body functions in real time.
Graphene electronic tattoo sensors

Graphene electronic tattoo sensors

Aug 9, 2017 United States
Researchers have demonstrated tattoo-like epidermal sensors as an emerging class of truly wearable electronics, owing to their thinness and softness.
Artificial skin could allow robots to feel

Artificial skin could allow robots to feel

Aug 1, 2017 Austria, Europe
Artificial skin with post-human sensing capabilities, and a better understanding of skin tissue, could pave the way for robots that can feel, smart-transplants and even cyborgs.
Sprayable sensing network technology

Sprayable sensing network technology

Jul 14, 2017 Hong Kong
The sprayed sensors can be networked, to render rich real-time information on the health status of the structure under monitoring.
Researchers create very small sensor using 'white graphene'

Researchers create very small sensor using 'white graphene'

Jul 3, 2017 Netherlands
Researchers have found a way to create and clean tiny mechanical sensors in a scalable manner.
Plant inspiration could lead to flexible electronics

Plant inspiration could lead to flexible electronics

Jun 27, 2017 China
Versatile, light-weight materials that are both strong and resilient are crucial for the development of flexible electronics, such as bendable tablets and wearable sensors.
Printed sensors monitor tire wear in real time

Printed sensors monitor tire wear in real time

Jun 16, 2017 United States
Electrical engineers have invented an inexpensive printed sensor that can monitor the tread of car tires in real time, warning drivers when the rubber meeting the road has grown dangerously thin.
Flexible electronic eardrum

Flexible electronic eardrum

Jun 1, 2017 1 China
The eardrum, also called the tympanic membrane or myringa is a thin, cone-shaped membrane that plays a crucial role in sensing sound and transmitting the sound from the air to the ossicles.
3D-printed bionic skin could give robots the sense of touch

3D-printed bionic skin could give robots the sense of touch

May 12, 2017 United States
Engineering researchers have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics on real human skin.
Thinfilm first commercial shipment of temperature sensor smart labels

Thinfilm first commercial shipment of temperature sensor smart labels

May 4, 2017 Norway, Sweden
Thin Film Electronics ASA has successfully completed the first commercial shipment of a novel hybrid temperature sensor smart label.
Flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens

Flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens

Mar 29, 2017 Canada
Picture a tablet that you can fold into the size of a phone and put away in your pocket, or an artificial skin that can sense your body's movements and vital signs. A new, inexpensive sensor could help make advanced devices like these a reality.