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New Electronic Fiber Sensors Said to “Smell” and “Hear”

New Electronic Fiber Sensors Said to “Smell” and “Hear”

Written by David

October 14, 2020

The “invisible” 3D printed fiber sensors could be used to power electronic devices and sensors that are capable of sensing breath and sound. A device that’s able to sense smells, sound, and touch in the way humans do may be one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to the realization of 3D printed electronic fibers in recent research.


Researchers from the University of Cambridge say they’ve used 3D printing techniques to create these “invisible” electronic fibers, each of which is 100 times thinner than a human hair. Functioning as sensors, these fibers have capabilities beyond that of conventional film-based sensor devices. This is according to research that was reported in the journal Science Advances.


Inexpensive and Extremely Sensitive E-Fibers Small-diameter conducting fibers have unique properties that set them apart from other classes of film-based conducting micro and nanostructures. However, existing fabrication techniques such as chemical growth, wet […]


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