Stretchable Battery Made From Fabric

A stretchable battery made entirely out of textiles could usher in the next generation of wearable electronics. A team of researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York has developed a textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery.

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The battery is a flexible and stretchable microbial fuel cell (MFC) monolithically integrated into a single sheet of textile substrate. “There is a clear and pressing need for flexible and stretchable electronics that can be easily integrated with a wide range of surroundings to collect real-time information,” Binghamton University Electrical and Computer Science Assistant Professor Seokheun Choi said in a statement. “Those electronics must perform reliably even while intimately used on substrates with complex and curvilinear shapes, like moving body parts or organs. “We considered a flexible, stretchable, miniaturized biobattery as a truly useful energy technology because of their sustainable, renewable and eco-friendly capabilities,” he added. Source R&D Mag.

By Kristina de Verdier On 7 August, 2017