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Flexible lithium battery for wearable electronics

Feb 5, 2018 United States
The rapid development of flexible and wearable electronics is giving rise to an exciting range of applications, from smart watches and flexible displays—such as smart phones, tablets, and TV—to smart fabrics, smart glass, transdermal patches, sensors, and more. With this rise, demand has increased for high-performance flexible batteries. Up to now, however, researchers have had difficulty obtaining both good flexibility and high energy density concurrently in lithium-ion batteries.
Customizable, fabric-like power source

Customizable, fabric-like power source

Feb 1, 2018 Singapore
Scientists have created a customizable, fabric-like power source that can be cut, folded or stretched without losing its function.
Fully integrated circuits successfully printed directly onto fabric

Fully integrated circuits successfully printed directly onto fabric

Dec 21, 2017 Europe
If wearable electronics are to become commonplace, a breakthrough is required which allows them to be washable, stretchable and breathable. Using conventional inkjet techniques which are cheap, safe and environmentally friendly, researchers recently reported the successful printing of 2D material, creating integrated electronic circuits, directly onto fabrics.
Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

Dec 13, 2017 United States
A research team has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics.
A rubber power plant

A rubber power plant

Nov 16, 2017 Switzerland
Researchers have developed a flexible material that generates electricity when stressed. In future, it might be used as a sensor, integrated into clothing or even implanted in the human body, for instance, to power a pacemaker.
Wallpaper bio-solar panel

Wallpaper bio-solar panel

Nov 8, 2017 United Kingdom
A two-in-one solar bio-battery and solar panel has been created by researchers who printed living cyanobacteria and circuitry onto paper.
Research yields significant thermoelectric performance

Research yields significant thermoelectric performance

Oct 30, 2017 United States
Scientists reported significant advances in the thermoelectric performance of organic semiconductors based on carbon nanotube thin films that could be integrated into fabrics to convert waste heat into electricity or serve as a small power source.
3D printer makes first wearable battery

3D printer makes first wearable battery

Oct 25, 2017 United Kingdom
Imagine printing off a wristband that charges your smartphone or electric car with cheap supplies from a local hardware store.
A first for wearable optics, stretchy fiber to capture body motion

A first for wearable optics, stretchy fiber to capture body motion

Oct 16, 2017 United States
The exciting applications of wearable sensors have sparked a tremendous amount of research and business investment in recent years.
Novel circuit design boosts wearable thermoelectric generators

Novel circuit design boosts wearable thermoelectric generators

Oct 12, 2017 United States
Using flexible conducting polymers and novel circuitry patterns printed on paper, researchers have demonstrated proof-of-concept wearable thermoelectric generators that can harvest energy from body heat to power simple biosensors for measuring heart rate, respiration or other factors.
Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy

Paper-based supercapacitor uses metal nanoparticles to boost energy

Oct 9, 2017 United States
Using a simple layer-by-layer coating technique, researchers have developed a paper-based flexible supercapacitor that could be used to help power wearable devices.