University of Waterloo Engineers Develop Durable, Flexible Sensor for Wearables

Publication Title
Wearable Technologies
Publication/Creation Date
April 9 2020
Cathy Russey (creator)
University Of Waterloo (contributor)
University Of California, Los Angeles (contributor)
University Of British Columbia (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Researchers from the University of Waterloo, University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of British Columbia utilized 3-D printing and nanotechnology to create a durable, flexible sensor for wearable devices to monitor everything from vital signs to athletic performance. The device combines silicone rubber with ultra-thin layers of graphene in a material that can be used for making wristbands or insoles in running shoes. When the rubber material bends or moves, electrical signals are created by the highly conductive, nanoscale graphene embedded within its engineered honeycomb structure.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Wrist, Feet

Date archived
April 10 2020
Last edited
April 13 2020
How to cite this entry
Cathy Russey. (April 9 2020). "University of Waterloo Engineers Develop Durable, Flexible Sensor for Wearables". Wearable Technologies. Wearable Technologies. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4354