New Flexible and Highly Reliable Sensor


New Flexible and Highly Reliable Sensor

  • November 02, 2020

Photo credit: National University of Singapore

Rubber band is an ordinary plastic material that after a certain number of repeated stretching, it slowly loses its elasticity. The scientific term to describe this material fatigue behaviour is termed ‘hysteresis’. One of the challenges to develop a sensor using soft and elastic materials is to maintain the sensor’s accuracy in each repeated measurement, which can be affected significantly by the degradation of the material. iHealthtech Asst Prof Benjamin Tee and his research team have developed a flexible sensor that is highly sensitive and extremely low hysteresis. This newly developed soft sensor is named Tactile Resistive Annularly Cracked E-Skin, or TRACE.

Follow the link to find out more about the new technology:
New flexible and highly reliable sensor at NUS news

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