Soft, stretchy fabric-based sensors for wearable robots

Wearable technologies are exploding in popularity, but most of the electronic sensors that detect and transmit data from wearables are made of hard, inflexible materials that can restrict both the wearer’s natural movements and the accuracy of the data collected. Now a research team has created a highly sensitive soft sensor that leverages textiles in its construction, setting the stage for integration with fabric to make ‘smart’ robotic apparel.
Soft, stretchy fabric-based sensors for wearable robots