New nano-sensitivity for electronic skin

NUSA new range of nanomaterial strain sensors that are 10 times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared with existing technology will improve the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms. They also have potential applications in surgery. 

Developed at the National University of Singapore (NUS) working with chipmaker Realtek, the sensors are fabricated using flexible, stretchable and electrically conductive nanomaterials called MXenes.

For the full story, see the February 2021 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.