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New features built into a new transparent skin-like pressure sensor

New features built into a new transparent skin-like pressure sensor @ Printed Electronics World via twitter.

Using carbon nanotubes bent to act as springs, Stanford researchers have developed a stretchable, transparent skin-like sensor. The sensor can be stretched to more than twice its original length and bounce back perfectly to its original shape. It can sense pressure from a firm pinch to thousands of pounds. The sensor could have applications in prosthetic limbs, robotics and touch-sensitive computer displays.


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