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Wearable Technology

Powering Up Stretchy Technology

Monday, December 21, 2020
Image of advanced materials stretchable supercapacitors

A Spartan-led research team has developed a new “4D printing” approach to help power stretchable devices. A team of researchers led by Michigan State University’s Changyong Cao has…

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What Motivates Older Adults to Use a FitBit?

Monday, November 18, 2019
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For older adults, Fitbits and other activity trackers may be popular gifts, but they may not be used for very long. While counterintuitive, engaging in competition with family…

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Stretchable Skin to Power Wearable Tech

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Self-powered wearable tech

For emerging wearable tech to advance, it needs improved power sources. Now researchers from Michigan State University have provided a potential solution via crumpled carbon nanotube forests, or…

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Wearable Technology Could Help Detect Health Risks, Depression

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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It may be small, so small it’s hardly noticeable, but it could someday save lives. “It” is wearable technology that can monitor a person’s eating, drinking, coughing and…

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