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Self-Powered Fabric Corrects Posture in Real Time via Machine Learning

Self-Powered Fabric Corrects Posture in Real Time via Machine Learning

Printed Electronics World
May 25, 2022
Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

Imagine this: A smooth touchscreen display placed on top of a thin silicone polymer film suddenly generates the feeling of a tiny raised button under the user's finger. Or how about the idea of wearing that same polymer film like a second skin? If used to line an industrial glove, the film can provide valuable feedback by gesture recognition and by sending tactile signals, such as pulses or vibrations, to the wearer.
Printed Electronics World
May 24, 2022
Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Borrowing a technique from inkjet printers, researchers have rolled out a pixel-by-pixel method to program and manufacture soft structures for use in robotics, biomedical devices or architectural features.
Printed Electronics World
May 17, 2022
Wireless Implantable Vascular Monitoring System

Wireless Implantable Vascular Monitoring System

Vascular diseases are public enemy number one: the leading killers worldwide, accounting for nearly a third of all human deaths on the planet. Continuous monitoring of hemodynamics - blood flow through the vascular system - can improve treatments and patient outcomes. Researchers are trying to improve the odds for patients with development of an implantable soft electronic monitoring system. Their new device, consisting of a smart stent and printed soft sensors, is capable of wireless real-time monitoring of hemodynamics without batteries or circuits.
External Company Press Release
First Roboskin for Human-Like Sensing of Objects by Robots

First Roboskin for Human-Like Sensing of Objects by Robots

BeBop Sensors Inc announced the BeBop Sensors RoboSkin line of skin-like coverings for tactile awareness for humanoid robots and prosthetics. A true nervous system for robots at less than 1mm thick, RoboSkin is the only technology that fits all robotic body parts: limbs, fingers, feet, head, and torso, to make robots "feel" better.
Printed Electronics World
May 11, 2022
Flexible Printed Batteries Generate Electricity from Moisture

Flexible Printed Batteries Generate Electricity from Moisture

Strategic Elements Ltd reports that nanoionic materials engineering by research partner The University of New South Wales has created an improvement in the ability to convert moisture in the air to electrical energy.
Printed Electronics World
May 9, 2022
New Wearable Technology - For Plants

New Wearable Technology - For Plants

Plants can't speak up when they are thirsty. And visual signs, such as shriveling or browning leaves, don't start until most of their water is gone. To detect water loss earlier, researchers have created a wearable sensor for plant leaves. The system wirelessly transmits data to a smartphone app, allowing for remote management of drought stress in gardens and crops.
Printed Electronics World
May 4, 2022
Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

In the quest to build smart skin that mimics the sensing capabilities of natural skin, ionic skins have shown significant advantages. They're made of flexible, biocompatible hydrogels that use ions to carry an electrical charge. In contrast to smart skins made of plastics and metals, the hydrogels have the softness of natural skin. This offers a more natural feel to the prosthetic arm or robot hand they are mounted on, and makes them comfortable to wear.
Printed Electronics World
May 2, 2022
Electronic Skin Anticipates and Perceives Touch

Electronic Skin Anticipates and Perceives Touch

Researchers have taken a major step forward in the development of sensitive electronic skin with integrated artificial hairs. E-skins are flexible electronic systems that try to mimic the sensitivity of their natural human skin counterparts. Applications range from skin replacement and medical sensors on the body to artificial skin for humanoid robots and androids.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 25, 2022
Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Existing therapies for healing wounds include dressings, negative pressure bandages, growth factor-based and anti-inflammatory drugs, debridement, and ultrasound treatments. But even under the best conditions, the average time for complete wound closure is 12 weeks using these methods.
Printed Electronics World
May 25, 2022
Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

Smart Films Facilitate Human-Machine Interaction

Imagine this: A smooth touchscreen display placed on top of a thin silicone polymer film suddenly generates the feeling of a tiny raised button under the user's finger. Or how about the idea of wearing that same polymer film like a second skin? If used to line an industrial glove, the film can provide valuable feedback by gesture recognition and by sending tactile signals, such as pulses or vibrations, to the wearer.
Printed Electronics World
May 17, 2022
Wireless Implantable Vascular Monitoring System

Wireless Implantable Vascular Monitoring System

Vascular diseases are public enemy number one: the leading killers worldwide, accounting for nearly a third of all human deaths on the planet. Continuous monitoring of hemodynamics - blood flow through the vascular system - can improve treatments and patient outcomes. Researchers are trying to improve the odds for patients with development of an implantable soft electronic monitoring system. Their new device, consisting of a smart stent and printed soft sensors, is capable of wireless real-time monitoring of hemodynamics without batteries or circuits.
Printed Electronics World
May 11, 2022
Flexible Printed Batteries Generate Electricity from Moisture

Flexible Printed Batteries Generate Electricity from Moisture

Strategic Elements Ltd reports that nanoionic materials engineering by research partner The University of New South Wales has created an improvement in the ability to convert moisture in the air to electrical energy.
Printed Electronics World
May 4, 2022
Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

Engineers Get Under the Skin of Ionic Skin

In the quest to build smart skin that mimics the sensing capabilities of natural skin, ionic skins have shown significant advantages. They're made of flexible, biocompatible hydrogels that use ions to carry an electrical charge. In contrast to smart skins made of plastics and metals, the hydrogels have the softness of natural skin. This offers a more natural feel to the prosthetic arm or robot hand they are mounted on, and makes them comfortable to wear.
Printed Electronics World
Apr 25, 2022
Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Flexible Printable Electrical Patches for Accelerated Wound Healing

Existing therapies for healing wounds include dressings, negative pressure bandages, growth factor-based and anti-inflammatory drugs, debridement, and ultrasound treatments. But even under the best conditions, the average time for complete wound closure is 12 weeks using these methods.
Printed Electronics World
May 24, 2022
Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Soft Printing Technique Opens the Way for Pixelated Elastics

Borrowing a technique from inkjet printers, researchers have rolled out a pixel-by-pixel method to program and manufacture soft structures for use in robotics, biomedical devices or architectural features.
External Company Press Release
First Roboskin for Human-Like Sensing of Objects by Robots

First Roboskin for Human-Like Sensing of Objects by Robots

BeBop Sensors Inc announced the BeBop Sensors RoboSkin line of skin-like coverings for tactile awareness for humanoid robots and prosthetics. A true nervous system for robots at less than 1mm thick, RoboSkin is the only technology that fits all robotic body parts: limbs, fingers, feet, head, and torso, to make robots "feel" better.
Printed Electronics World
May 9, 2022
New Wearable Technology - For Plants

New Wearable Technology - For Plants

Plants can't speak up when they are thirsty. And visual signs, such as shriveling or browning leaves, don't start until most of their water is gone. To detect water loss earlier, researchers have created a wearable sensor for plant leaves. The system wirelessly transmits data to a smartphone app, allowing for remote management of drought stress in gardens and crops.
Printed Electronics World
May 2, 2022
Electronic Skin Anticipates and Perceives Touch

Electronic Skin Anticipates and Perceives Touch

Researchers have taken a major step forward in the development of sensitive electronic skin with integrated artificial hairs. E-skins are flexible electronic systems that try to mimic the sensitivity of their natural human skin counterparts. Applications range from skin replacement and medical sensors on the body to artificial skin for humanoid robots and androids.
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