Wearable technology — smartwatches, heart monitors, sleep aid devices, even step counters —have become part of everyday life.
And researchers with UBC Okanagan’s Nanomaterials and Polymer Nanocomposites Laboratory have created even smaller, lighter and highly-accurate sensors that can be integrated into clothing and equipment. Tiny and lightweight, these EMI shields can have applications in the health care, aerospace and automotive industries.
Flexible, highly sensitive motion device
Researchers at the University of California San Diego and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a tiny neural probe that is approximately one-fifth of the width of a human hair. It can be implanted for a longer duration to record and stimulate neural activity while minimising injury to the surrounding tissue.
The team says that this type of neural probe would be ideal for studying small and dynamic areas of the nervous system like peripheral nerves or the spinal cord. The details are published in the journal Nature Communications.