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Flexible Ultraviolet Sensors for Use in Wearables

Flexible Ultraviolet Sensors for Use in Wearables

Printed Electronics World
Jul 27, 2021
Soft Skin Patch Could Provide Early Warning for Strokes, Heart Attacks

Soft Skin Patch Could Provide Early Warning for Strokes, Heart Attacks

Engineers have developed a soft and stretchy ultrasound patch that can be worn on the skin to monitor blood flow through major arteries and veins deep inside a person's body.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 21, 2021
Liquid Metal Sensors and AI Could Help Prosthetic Hands to Feel

Liquid Metal Sensors and AI Could Help Prosthetic Hands to Feel

Each fingertip has more than 3,000 touch receptors, which largely respond to pressure. Humans rely heavily on sensation in their fingertips when manipulating an object. The lack of this sensation presents a unique challenge for individuals with upper limb amputations.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 19, 2021
3D Printed Soft Robotic Hand Can Play Nintendo

3D Printed Soft Robotic Hand Can Play Nintendo

This research demonstrates a promising innovation in the field of soft robotics, which centers on creating new types of flexible, inflatable robots that are powered using water or air rather than electricity. The inherent safety and adaptability of soft robots has sparked interest in their use for applications like prosthetics and biomedical devices. Unfortunately, controlling the fluids that make these soft robots bend and move has been especially difficult - until now.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 15, 2021
Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Researchers have spent nearly two decades trying to develop skin-like integrated circuits that can be stretched, folded, bent and twisted - working all the while - and then snap back without fail, every time. Such circuits presage a day of wearable and implantable products, but one hurdle has always stood in the way.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 9, 2021
Sweat-Proof 'Smart Skin' Takes Reliable Vitals, Even During Workouts

Sweat-Proof 'Smart Skin' Takes Reliable Vitals, Even During Workouts

A sweat-proof "electronic skin" — a conformable, sensor-embedded sticky patch that monitors a person's health without malfunctioning or peeling away, even when a wearer is perspiring.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 7, 2021
Self Powered Implantable Device Stimulates Bone Healing, Disappears

Self Powered Implantable Device Stimulates Bone Healing, Disappears

Researchers know that electricity can help speed up bone healing, but "zapping" fractures has never really caught on, since it requires surgically implanting and removing electrodes powered by an external source.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 5, 2021
Knitted Keyboard Showcases the Power of Smart Textiles

Knitted Keyboard Showcases the Power of Smart Textiles

Seizing on the observation that most of the world's keyboards up until this point have been somewhat rigid, the KnittedKeyboard II seeks to spark a paradigm shift in expectations by way of an interactive, textile-based musical device with the familiar layout of piano keys. And the unfamiliar nature of being a piece of musical knitwear.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 29, 2021
New Manufacturing Technique for Flexible Electronics

New Manufacturing Technique for Flexible Electronics

Ultrathin, flexible computer circuits have been an engineering goal for years, but technical hurdles have prevented the degree of miniaturization necessary to achieve high performance. Now, researchers have invented a manufacturing technique that yields flexible, atomically thin transistors less than 100 nanometers in length - several times smaller than previously possible.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 29, 2021
Inflatable, Shape Changing Spinal Implants Help Treat Severe Pain

Inflatable, Shape Changing Spinal Implants Help Treat Severe Pain

A team of engineers and clinicians has developed an ultra-thin, inflatable device that can be used to treat the most severe forms of pain without the need for invasive surgery. The device uses a combination of soft robotic fabrication techniques, ultra-thin electronics and microfluidics.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 27, 2021
Soft Skin Patch Could Provide Early Warning for Strokes, Heart Attacks

Soft Skin Patch Could Provide Early Warning for Strokes, Heart Attacks

Engineers have developed a soft and stretchy ultrasound patch that can be worn on the skin to monitor blood flow through major arteries and veins deep inside a person's body.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 19, 2021
3D Printed Soft Robotic Hand Can Play Nintendo

3D Printed Soft Robotic Hand Can Play Nintendo

This research demonstrates a promising innovation in the field of soft robotics, which centers on creating new types of flexible, inflatable robots that are powered using water or air rather than electricity. The inherent safety and adaptability of soft robots has sparked interest in their use for applications like prosthetics and biomedical devices. Unfortunately, controlling the fluids that make these soft robots bend and move has been especially difficult - until now.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 9, 2021
Sweat-Proof 'Smart Skin' Takes Reliable Vitals, Even During Workouts

Sweat-Proof 'Smart Skin' Takes Reliable Vitals, Even During Workouts

A sweat-proof "electronic skin" — a conformable, sensor-embedded sticky patch that monitors a person's health without malfunctioning or peeling away, even when a wearer is perspiring.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 5, 2021
Knitted Keyboard Showcases the Power of Smart Textiles

Knitted Keyboard Showcases the Power of Smart Textiles

Seizing on the observation that most of the world's keyboards up until this point have been somewhat rigid, the KnittedKeyboard II seeks to spark a paradigm shift in expectations by way of an interactive, textile-based musical device with the familiar layout of piano keys. And the unfamiliar nature of being a piece of musical knitwear.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 29, 2021
Inflatable, Shape Changing Spinal Implants Help Treat Severe Pain

Inflatable, Shape Changing Spinal Implants Help Treat Severe Pain

A team of engineers and clinicians has developed an ultra-thin, inflatable device that can be used to treat the most severe forms of pain without the need for invasive surgery. The device uses a combination of soft robotic fabrication techniques, ultra-thin electronics and microfluidics.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 21, 2021
Liquid Metal Sensors and AI Could Help Prosthetic Hands to Feel

Liquid Metal Sensors and AI Could Help Prosthetic Hands to Feel

Each fingertip has more than 3,000 touch receptors, which largely respond to pressure. Humans rely heavily on sensation in their fingertips when manipulating an object. The lack of this sensation presents a unique challenge for individuals with upper limb amputations.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 15, 2021
Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Printing Stretchable, Bendable Circuits on Artificial Skin

Researchers have spent nearly two decades trying to develop skin-like integrated circuits that can be stretched, folded, bent and twisted - working all the while - and then snap back without fail, every time. Such circuits presage a day of wearable and implantable products, but one hurdle has always stood in the way.
Printed Electronics World
Jul 7, 2021
Self Powered Implantable Device Stimulates Bone Healing, Disappears

Self Powered Implantable Device Stimulates Bone Healing, Disappears

Researchers know that electricity can help speed up bone healing, but "zapping" fractures has never really caught on, since it requires surgically implanting and removing electrodes powered by an external source.
Printed Electronics World
Jun 29, 2021
New Manufacturing Technique for Flexible Electronics

New Manufacturing Technique for Flexible Electronics

Ultrathin, flexible computer circuits have been an engineering goal for years, but technical hurdles have prevented the degree of miniaturization necessary to achieve high performance. Now, researchers have invented a manufacturing technique that yields flexible, atomically thin transistors less than 100 nanometers in length - several times smaller than previously possible.
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