Printable, elastic conductors offer wearable possibilities

July 10th, 2015

A new elastic, printable and highly conductive ink developed at the University of Tokyo holds the potential to facilitate electronic apparel, such as sportswear and underwear, incorporating sensing devices to measure such biological indicators as heart rate and muscle contraction. Current printed electronics—transistors, light-emitting diodes and solar panels—can be printed on plastic or paper, but […]

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Hearing enhancement in a hat

September 10th, 2013

For people who have conductive hearing loss, a hearing aid may be the only solution. But high-tech company Max Virtual LLC, based in Greensboro, N.C. and Shenzhen, China, offers another option. The Cynaps Enhance hat is a self-contained hearing device that amplifies and directs sound to the inner ear through bone conduction (vibration), and requires […]

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