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Stretch Sensor Made of Chewing Gum

Posted February 29, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Here's something to chew on: a flexible sensor made of gum. That's right. As shown in thisvideo, University of Manitoba engineers designed a simpler solution than plastics or silicon to make wearable health monitors flex with natural body movement. A researcher chewed a piece of gum for 30 minutes, washed it with ethanol, and let it sit overnight. A solution of carbon nanotubes - the sensing material - was then added, resulting in a stretchable sensor that kept on working even under severe strain.


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02/29/2016 5:20 PM

But does it lose it's flavor?

(Sorry!)

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03/01/2016 8:11 AM

Only if left on the bedpost overnight!

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