A new kind of flexible, transparent pressure sensor, for use in medical applications, relies on just a drop of liquid.
The sensor also could be used in “smart gloves,” giving physicians an enhanced ability to measure the firmness of tissues and detect tumors, and in “smart contact lenses,” to monitor intraocular pressure without affecting vision, says researcher Tingrui Pan, a professor in biomedical engineering at the University of California, Davis.
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