What to know:
Researchers have created a high-performing, inexpensive bioelectrical sensor by printing metals onto fabric.
Silver paste ― which is conductive and capable of detecting electric signals ― was printed into cloth by a team from the University of Utah and Gyeongsang National University.
Silver can cause skin irritation, so it was encapsulated in a layer of gold nanoparticles, which prevents it from touching the wearer's skin.
In addition to showing high performance in monitoring EMG signals in the bicep and fingers, the sensor stood up to multiple washings without a loss of performance.
This is a summary of the article, "Tracking Muscle Activity With Clothes on Your Back," published by AIP Publishing on September 28, 2021. The full article can be found on publishing.aip.org.
Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cite this: Silver and Gold Combine in New Bioelectrical Sensor - Medscape - Sep 30, 2021.