Stretchable micro-supercapacitors to self-power wearable devices — ScienceDaily

A stretchable system that can harvest energy from human breathing and motion for use in wearable health-monitoring devices may be possible, according to an international team of researchers, led by Huanyu “Larry” Cheng, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor in Penn State’s Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics. The research team, with members from Penn State […]

Key advance for printing circuitry on wearable fabrics — ScienceDaily

Electronic shirts that keep the wearer comfortably warm or cool, as well as medical fabrics that deliver drugs, monitor the condition of a wound and perform other tasks, may one day be manufactured more efficiently thanks to a key advance by Oregon State University researchers. The breakthrough involves inkjet printing and materials with a crystal […]

‘Electronic skin’ promises cheap and recyclable alternative to wearable devices

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are developing a wearable electronic device that’s “really wearable”–a stretchy and fully-recyclable circuit board that’s inspired by, and sticks onto, human skin. The team, led by Jianliang Xiao and Wei Zhang, describes its new “electronic skin” in a paper published today in the journal Science Advances. The device […]

Engineers print wearable sensors directly on skin without heat

IMAGE: With a novel layer to help the metallic components of the sensor bond, an international team of researchers printed sensors directly on human skin. view more  Credit: Ling Zhang, Penn State/Cheng Lab and Harbin Institute of Technology Wearable sensors are evolving from watches and electrodes to bendable devices that provide far more precise biometric measurements […]