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UMass Amherst materials chemists tap body heat to power 'smart garments'
January 22, 2019
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Many wearable biosensors, data transmitters and similar tech advances for personalized health monitoring have now been "creatively miniaturized," says materials chemist Trisha Andrew of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst, but they require a lot of energy, and power sources can be bulky and heavy. Now, Andrew and her Ph.D. student Linden Allison report that they have developed a fabric that can harvest body heat to power small, wearable microelectronics. Full Story
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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