Tagged: Nanotech

MIT researchers develop furry wetsuit inspired by beavers

Furry wetsuit by MIT

Nature inspires everything manmade, and that inspiration isn’t going to die down. Researchers at MIT derive inspiration for a number of inventions from nature, and this research follows suite. Anette (Peko) Hosoi, a professor of mechanical engineering and associate head of the department at MIT along with co-authors Alice Nasto (lead author and graduate student) postdoc José Alvarado, and applied mathematics instructor Pierre-Thomas Brun are developing a wetsuit inspired by semiaquatic hairy mammals.
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Wearable biosensor tattoos monitor sweat to track weight

biosensor tattoos

Taking continuous effort of seamlessly integrating biosensors with human body a leap further, Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics led by Professor Joe Wang, Department of NanoEngineering, has developed biosensor tattoos which monitor electrolytes and metabolite levels in sweat. To access the metabolic health of a wearer, these wearable biosensors have been integrated with multifaceted electrochemical sensors with simple, fairground tattoos that are perfect in monitoring the pH and lactate levels in the sweat. One of the student members of the team, Amay Bandodkar informs that the biosensor tattoos are made with carbon fiber backing which makes them sturdy and flexible to bend with the skin of the wearer in normal course.

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