Adafruit will not be shipping orders Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 22, 2018. Expedited orders placed after 11am ET Wednesday November 21 will go out Friday November 23.
0

Stretchable, Wearable Sensor Created from from Chewing Gum #WearableWednesdays

via Wearable Technologies

Body sensors were something that you would see in a doctor’s office. The healthcare professionals would use it to track your heart rate, take ECG etc. But now it has become ubiquitous. Widely available sensors these days can not only track your heart rate but can track your sleep, steps, look for abnormal health activity and so on. Smartwatch manufacturers are loading up these devices with all sorts of health trackers.

As smartwatches are becoming popular, demand for stretchable sensors is growing. Sensors found in smartwatches today are very sensitive and detect the slightest movement, but many are made out of metal. That means when you twist or stretch them too much, they stop working. But for sensors to be able to monitor the full range of a body’s bending and stretching, they require a lot more give.

A number of research institutes have developed novel stretchable, bendable sensors that could be used on smartwatches. And now, researchers from Canada’s Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and the University of Manitoba have developed a new, super stretchy sensor by pairing chewing gum and carbon nanotubes. The innovative elastic, attachable, and cost-efficient carbon nanotube (CNT)-based strain gauge can be efficiently used as bodily motion sensors.

Learn  more!


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 8,700+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Spotlight on Makeblock, one of the latest companies to find success in the STEAM market

Wearables — Emphasize the light

Electronics — Avoid serial confusion!

Biohacking — BDNF a Biohackers Best Friend

Python for Microcontrollers — Python powers costumes, and community @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.