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June 20, 2011 /  Nivea

Stretchable Electronics

Robots of liquid metal, as in the Terminator movies, are probably the best-known cases of deformable electronic systems. But so far this only exists in our imagination. Twisting, folding, and stretching fragile conventional electronics is not yet possible.

The latest advances in the field of µFSRFE (microfluidic stretchable radio frequency electronics) have shown the possibility of combining established stiff electronics components with channels of elastomers filled with fluid metal.

via Stretchable Electronics: Wireless Sensor Measures and Inputs Intense Body Movements to Computer

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