Stretchable Distributed Fiber-Optic Sensors #WearableWednesday

Researchers at Cornell University are interested in applying the technology for physical therapy and sports medicine.

via Tech Xplore

Bai drew inspiration from silica-based distributed fiber-optic sensors and developed a stretchable lightguide for multimodal sensing (SLIMS). This long tube contains a pair of polyurethane elastomeric cores. One core is transparent; the other is filled with absorbing dyes at multiple locations and connects to an LED. Each core is coupled with a red-green-blue sensor chip to register geometric changes in the optical path of light.

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