Patch uses nanomagnets to detect muscle movement through the skin

this patch uses nanomaUsing nanomagnets composites and conductive yarn, US scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles have invented a smart textile that can sense and measure body movements, from muscles flexing to veins pulsing.

The device is self-powered, stretchy, durable, waterproof and can be made at low cost with a sewing machine. It could in future aid clinicians in assessing muscle injuries and support patients’ recovery.

For the full story, see the July 2023 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


Image: Jun Chen/UCLA