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Graphene turns rubber bands into durable sensors

Normal rubber bands can be turned into strain sensors by infusing them with graphene flakes, according to researchers at the University of Surrey and Trinity College Dublin.

The process is predictable, reliable and repeatable, costs only a few pence, and the resulting sensors are durable and comparable in performance with commercial sensors, researcher Dr Alan Dalton told Electronics Weekly.

Medical uses are expected – bands around wrist, chest and neck have been used to measure pulse and breathing, and detect speech, respectively.

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