A team of researchers at Harvard have unveiled a new type of stretchable motion sensor called Shieldex. The device is made by two layers of fabric that surround a film of soft electrically insulated silicone which can be cut into any desired shape. The fabric and metal-plated silicone stretch in unison ensuring a continuous current of electrodes. Less obtrusive and more comfortable sensors could lead to new opportunities for people with disabilities such as flexible exoskeletons, or sensors that adjust to the growth of the user. Source: Menaka Wilhelm, Wired.
Harvard’s Shieldex is a Stretchable Motion Sensor
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