Simultaneously achieving ultra-softness, ultrahigh sensitivity and mechanical resiliency is a major challenge for wearable electronics and soft machines.
The ability to gain control over the structure of fragmented electrodes made of carbon nanotubes could enable enhanced wireless monitoring of the strain on materials in a broad array of applications.
?Mechanical flexibility is a key factor determining the stability and durability of porous carbon materials. The compressive brittleness of porous carbon materials has been well resolved.
Many bodily functions in humans are manifested by mechanical deformations to the skin - from the stretching, bending and movement of muscles and joints to the flutter of a pulse at the wrist.
By putting a piece of soft, strain-sensing sheet on the skin may be able to detect skin disorders non-invasively and in real-time very soon.
A state-of-the art electronic tolling system that utilizes high performance lidar sensors from Cepton and a cutting-edge vehicle identification solution from Red Fox ID, is expected to be deployed on a major highway turnpike crossing multiple states in the United States, thereby promising fast, highly accurate, barrier-free, real-time tolling to enable smooth traffic flows. This marks the maturing of the deep partnership between Cepton and Red Fox ID in bringing innovative, automated tolling solutions to major customers across North America, EMEA and Asia.
Scientists from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have now designed an ultra-sensitive, extremely durable strain sensor that can be integrated into textiles and soft robotic systems.
Researchers from the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at the University of Chicago have designed a method to stretch and strain liquid crystals to produce different colors.
Leading weighing technology expert, HBM has launched a new load cell conditioner - DSE-HIE, which allows any strain gauge-based load cell to operate in a modern, industrial Ethernet system.
Data collection from control systems is vital in helping to maintain and improve process performance, quality and safety, and information collected from force measurement sensors is one example of this. However, in applications where space is limited or machinery has small structural dimensions, this can pose challenges for implementing reliable measurements of force.