New Breakthrough Allows Electronics To Dance The "Twist"

November 21 2008 / by John Heylin
Category: Gadgets   Year: 2012   Rating: 4 Hot

You’ve heard about electronics that can bend and even stretch, but a team at Northwestern University has managed to make electronics that can withstand any configuration, including twisting.

This breakthrough could help in developing gadgets that are located on the human body which is itself highly flexible (except mine). “This emerging technology promises new flexible sensors, transmitters, new photovoltaic and microfluidic devices, and other applications for medical and athletic use.” Flexible electronics have the potential to change how we view visits to the doctors office, how we talk on the phone, even interacting with people.

Imagine being able to wrap an X-Ray machine around your leg at the emergency room to see exactly what the break looks like and where it’s located. Or having a 40-inch screen folded into the size of a pack of cigarettes. Why not incorporate your music into your winter beanie? The possibilities are already amazing and we haven’t even scratched the surface.

via PhysOrg

Comment Thread (1 Response)

  1. Having an Xray machine which could be wrapped around your body would be good and bad. First, you could see exactly where your bone is and how bad it is. Second, you’d want to keep it on for extended periods of time since it looks so cool. Cancer anyone?

    Posted by: martymcfly   November 24, 2008
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