Ink-jet printable and biocompatible layered electronicsPrinted electronics can lead to both low-cost and flexible devices. Flexible electronics is of particular interest for wearable systems, such as health and fitness trackers, while the relative low-costs of printing are attractive for functional packaging for consumer products. Graphene and related layered materials (GRMs) are ideal for printed electronics because they can be readily solution processed into inks that have excellent electronic properties.
Stretchable electronics: no longer a solution looking for a problemThe electronic industry is in the midst of a major paradigm shift: novel form factors are emerging, ranging from the introduction of limited stretchability, through to ultra-elastic and conformable electronics. This transfiguration has been in the making for more than a decade now, but it is only now that it is beginning to make a substantial commercial impact.
Wearable robotic tools for surgeryA collaborative team of researchers is to develop a wearable robotic system for minimally invasive surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, that will offer surgeons natural and dexterous movement as well as the ability to 'sense', 'see', control and safely navigate through the surgical environment.
Пластырь с микроиглами становится эффективной альтернативой инъекциямЭто всего лишь вопрос времени, когда ввод препаратов с помощью пластырей с безболезненными микроиглами заменит неприятные инъекции. Но проектировщикам необходимо сбалансировать потребность в ...
Graphene and silly putty make state-of-the-art sensorResearchers in AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science research centre, hosted in Trinity College Dublin, have used the wonder material graphene to make the novelty children's material silly putty® (polysilicone) conduct electricity -- creating extremely sensitive sensors.
Environmentally-friendly graphene textiles could enable wearable electronicsA new method for producing conductive cotton fabrics using graphene-based inks opens up new possibilities for flexible and wearable electronics, without the use of expensive and toxic processing steps
Spray-printed crystals to move forward organic electronic applicationsHas the time come to replace traditionally used silicon with printable organic semiconductor inks? University of Surrey scientists believe so, especially for future electronics that need to be flexible, lightweight, wearable and low-cost.