'Soft tactile logic' tech distributes decision-making throughout stretchable material

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Inspired by octopuses, researchers have developed a structure that senses, computes and responds without any centralized processing—creating a device that is not quite a robot and not quite a computer, but has characteristics of both. The new technology holds promise for use in a variety of applications, from soft robotics […]

Stretchable wireless sensor could monitor healing of cerebral aneurysms

[ad_1] This close-up image shows details of the ultra-thin, low-profile sensor for monitoring blood flow in the brain. Credit: Georgia Tech A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms—bulges that can cause death or serious injury if they burst. […]

A miniature stretchable pump for the next generation of soft robots

[ad_1] The pump bending. Credit: © Vito Cacucciolo / 2019 EPFL Soft robots have a distinct advantage over their rigid forebears: they can adapt to complex environments, handle fragile objects and interact safely with humans. Made from silicone, rubber or other stretchable polymers, they are ideal for use in rehabilitation exoskeletons and robotic clothing. Soft […]

Soft wearable health monitor uses stretchable electronics

[ad_1] A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and children. Credit: John Toon, Georgia Tech A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and small children without concern for skin injury or allergic reactions caused by […]