Feb 15, 2023

‘Lego-like’ universal connector makes assembling stretchable devices a snap

Posted by in categories: health, robotics/AI, wearables

An international team led by researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed a universal connector to assemble stretchable devices simply and quickly, in a “Lego-like” manner.

Stretchable devices including soft robots and wearable health care devices are assembled using several different modules with different material characteristics—some soft, some rigid, and some encapsulated.

However, the commercial pastes (glue), currently used to connect the modules often either fail to transmit mechanical and reliably when deformed or break easily.

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