January 2, 2019

Pacemaker

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley developed a novel neurostimulator that can listen to and stimulate electric current simultaneously in the brain, potential for delivering effective treatments to patients with diseases such as Parkinson’s and epilepsy. The new wireless pacemaker device called ‘WAND’ functions like a pacemaker for the brain that monitors electrical activity of the brain as well as deliver electric stimulation when detecting something amiss. Wireless Pacemaker type

Smart Textiles

Scientists have recently developed thin, flexible wires with silver that may find potential application in comfortable wearable electronics and smart textiles. A group of researchers at China’s Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications have built a simple, scalable, and inexpensive technique to produce conductive fibers with good mechanical strength, high conductivity, and uniform morphology. Owing to capillary actions of fibers including nylon, cotton, and polyester yarns, the solution containing nanowires