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- Dec 03, 2018

Materials scientist creates fabric alternative to batteries for wearable devices

Pollyanna Sidell - Associated Environmental Systems

A major factor holding back development of wearable biosensors for health monitoring is the lack of a lightweight, long-lasting power supply. Now scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by materials chemist Trisha L. Andrew report that they have developed a method for making a charge-storing system that is easily integrated into clothing for 'embroidering a charge-storing pattern onto any garment.'

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