tracking
Search
Stretchable Battery for More Capable Wearable Electronics
Added Jul 14, 2015 | Rate View top rated
An Arizona State University research team has used a variation of origami, called kirigami, as a design template for batteries that can be stretched to more than 150 percent of their original size and still maintain full functionality. The team developed kirigami-based lithium-ion batteries using a combination of folds and cuts to create patterns. The prototype battery was sewn into an elastic wristband that was attached to a smart watch. The battery fully powered the watch and its functions - including playing video - as the band was being stretched. This type of battery could potentially be used to replace the bulky and rigid batteries that are limiting the development of compact wearable electronic devices.
Be the first to comment. Please sign in to add your thoughts below.
Watch more