Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a thin elastic material into which wearable electronics can be integrated.
According to scientists, the tissue they have created can find practical application in biomedicine. For the sake of experiment, they used a sleeve made of such fabric as a controller for playing Tetris (in the video below). The fabric is breathable, which allows sweat to evaporate and does not irritate the skin with prolonged use.
The basis of the material is an elastic polymer film. It is impregnated with a solution containing silver nanowires. During the manufacturing process, it is subjected to thermal pressing to seal the wires and create porous electrodes.
Directly in biomedicine, a breathable electric tissue can be used for the needs of electrocardiography and electromyography.