Flexible Pressure Sensors Stay Accurate Even When Bent
Research has shown that nanofibers can be fashioned into a pretty effective flexible pressure sensor. We have also seen carbon nanotubes structured into pyramid shapes or just sprayed over silicone to produce flexible pressure sensors.
Now an international team at the University of Tokyo has produced nanofibers made from a mix of carbon nanotubes and graphene that overcomes a big problem facing flexible pressure sensors—that they lose their accuracy after being bent or deformed. The resulting pressure sensor could be used to better detect breast tumors, its inventors suggest.