?Rubber-Band Electronics? can stretch to 200 percent their original size

In the quest to develop implantable electronics to monitor the human body from within, flexibility and stretchability have been major hurdles. We?ve seen numerous developments including stretchable LED arrays, an implantable device for measuring the heart?s electrical output, and an electrode array that melts onto the surface of the brain. Now researchers have developed technology that combines a porous polymer and liquid metal that allows electronics to bend and stretch to more than 200 percent their original size... Continue Reading ?Rubber-Band Electronics? can stretch to 200 percent their original sizeSection: ElectronicsTags: Electronics, Flexible, Northwestern University, University of Illinois Related Articles: Coiled nanowire key to stretchable electronics New tissue-hugging implants using flexible electronics Stretchable Electronics with a Twist Skin-mounted electronics that can be applied and worn like a temporary tattoo Self-healing electronics may result in less expensive, longer-lasting devices

?Rubber-Band Electronics? can stretch to 200 percent their original size

In the quest to develop implantable electronics to monitor the human body from within, flexibility and stretchability have been major hurdles. We?ve seen numerous developments including stretchable ...

Mon 2 Jul 12 from Gizmag

Researchers create 'rubber-band electronics'

For people with heart conditions and other ailments that require monitoring, life can be complicated by constant hospital visits and time-consuming tests. But what if much of the testing done ...

Mon 2 Jul 12 from Phys.org

Rubber-band electronics makes stretchable circuitry

When I was working on a prototype for an electronics project many years ago in college, I remember wishing that a kind of a stretchable wire had already been invented. Well, after many ...

Tue 3 Jul 12 from Ubergizmo

'Rubber band' electronics keep working when stretched

Just imagine how great it would be if you could drop your cellphone and it would bounce rather than break. Or if you could run over your laptop with a tank and it would just blob out and reform ...

Tue 3 Jul 12 from Dvice

Researchers create 'rubber-band electronics' material, capable of stretching up to 200 percent (video)

One of the major issues with embedded medical devices is the lack of flexibility in existing electronics. Fortunately, researchers at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University ...

Tue 3 Jul 12 from Engadget

New Material Allows Electronics To Stretch

The new work brings wearable electronics and flexible displays closer to reality.

Wed 27 Jun 12 from Livescience

Stretchy Electronic Can Allow Remote Medical Monitoring

Medical monitoring devices could be integrated seamlessly into the human body, able to track a patient?s vital signs and transmit them to doctors if electrics were flexible.

Thu 5 Jul 12 from Laboratory Equipment

Advance could lead to flexible medical electronic implants

Flexible medical electronic implants could be a step closer following the development of a design that allows electronics to stretch to more than 200 per cent of their original size.

Tue 3 Jul 12 from The Engineer

Medical Implants Made Of Stretchy "Rubber Band" Metal Aid Doctors And Patients

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Medical researchers foresee a time, in the not-too-distant future, when medical monitoring devices become integrated into the human body ...

Tue 3 Jul 12 from RedOrbit

Northwestern researchers create ?rubber-band electronics?

Researchers at Northwestern University, working with a team of scientists from the United States and abroad, have recently developed a type of electronics that can bend and stretch to more ...

Tue 3 Jul 12 from R&D Mag

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