University of Waterloo Engineers Develop Durable, Flexible Sensor for Wearables
Publication/Creation DateApril 9 2020
DescriptionResearchers 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.
Date archivedApril 10 2020
Last editedApril 13 2020