Stretchable Electronics

Researchers Make Stretchable Electronics Breakthrough

"One day stretchable electronics will be a reality, and the systems appear to hold much promise. Stretchable electronics can be used in clothing that is able to monitor the heart rate of a runner to implantable medical devices that are flexible and move with the body once implanted. Researchers at North Carolina State University have successfully created the first coils of silicon nanowires on a substrate that can be stretched to be more than twice the original length of the wire.

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