Graphene is showing a ton of potential for use in new wearable technology. Because of its unique molecular structure, graphene is: lightweight, strong, conductive, flexible and diamagnetic. From Wikipedia:
Graphene is an allotrope (form) of carbon consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in an hexagonal lattice. It is the basic structural element of many other allotropes of carbon, such as graphite, diamond, charcoal, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes.
C|net shares this video from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona taking a look at 5 innovative ways graphene is being used. Watch the video to learn how graphene can be used for: prosthetics, wearable sensors, fabrics and screens.
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