Self-Powered Wearable Technology

For emerging wearable tech to advance, it needs improved power sources. Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) have provided a potential solution via crumpled carbon nanotube (CNT) forests.

Changyong Cao, director of MSU’s Soft Machines and Electronics Laboratory, led a team of scientists that created highly stretchable supercapacitors for powering wearable electronics. The newly technology has demonstrated solid performance and stability, even when it is stretched to 800 percent of its original size over thousands of stretching/relaxing cycles.