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New flexible sensor could enable continuous health monitoring

sensorResearchers develop flexible health sensor with game-changing sensitivity. Integrating photoconductor and organic transistors enables exponential signal boost, allowing accurate continuous monitoring of heart rate, blood oxygen, blood pressure during normal daily activities.

Aug 3rd, 2023

Bioinspired electronic skin takes cues from nature for precision healthcare

e-skinResearchers have developed an innovative electronic skin patch that mimics attributes of human skin for sensing biomechanical and bioelectrical signals relevant to health monitoring. The device is skin-like stretchable, breathable, and has self-adhesive properties and superior capabilities for precision mobile health tracking.

Jul 18th, 2023

Green flexible electronics based on natural materials

glowing-paperRecent research has focused extensively on utilizing natural materials such as silk, wood, paper, plant fibers, and biomass for fabricating green electronics. These materials are abundant, low-cost, renewable, and biodegradable, making them an ideal alternative to conventional plastics.

Jul 17th, 2023

Valleytronics explained

valleytronicsExplore the world of valleytronics, an emerging field that holds the potential to revolutionize electronics and quantum computing by exploiting a new degree of freedom in 2D materials.

Apr 17th, 2023

Hydrogel-based flexible electronics

flexible-electronicsThis review provides insights into current challenges and future directions for developing multifunctional hydrogel-based flexible electronics, which can enhance the performance and scope of applications in this emerging field.

Apr 11th, 2023

New printing technique could democratize printed electronics

Researchers have developed a low-cost and simple method for printing electronics using regular pens and a benchtop plotter. This technique allows for the use of virtually any solution-processable nanomaterial ink without the need for expensive equipment or ink optimization, making printed electronics more accessible.

Apr 8th, 2023

WS2 photodetectors on paper substrates show promising results for disposable electronics

paper-photodetectorResearchers have made significant strides in developing photodetectors made with tungsten disulfide (WS2) on paper substrates for disposable electronics. This research, which addresses the growing issue of electronic waste, has yielded promising results with WS2 photodetectors on paper substrates reaching photo responses comparable to commercially available silicon photodetectors. The findings have significant implications for ubiquitous electronics and low-performance sensing applications.

Feb 20th, 2023