Basic needs need to be fulfilled for survival and with the initiatives of scientists and researchers there are those health related cosmetics that are used on a daily basis. The engineers at University of Washington have completely turned tissue paper into toilet paper just similar and these developing a new kind of wearable sensor that can distinguish a pulse, blink of an eye and other than that a human movement. These are the following quality of sensors like refined flexibility, light in weight and less expensive in the field of health care, entertainment and robotics.
Recent technology described and explained that by tearing tissue paper that’s filled with nano-composites and shattering the fibers of papers, acting as sensor. Recognition of heart beat is easily possible by these sensors along with that other work that can be done it is finger forcing, finger motion, eyeball movement as said by Jae-Hyun Chung. He is senior author of this research and also UW associate professor of mechanical engineering.
These disposable wearable sensors are made of cheap tissue paper which is one of the major innovations by the researchers Chung and while breaking the specimen the senor will start working. Variety of applications in a variety of fields can come in use by this small, band aid-sized. Like the examining a person’s striding or the motion of their eyes can be used to scrutinize brain function or a game player’s actions.
The sensor could trail how a special-wants child walks in a home test, adding the child the requirement for hospital visits. For seniors sensors can be used for occupational therapy also. Further sensors can be used for one time and later after use it can be thrown away and it will act similar like toilet soft tissue paper. Papers are none other than a conventional paper towels which can be additionally doused with carbon nanotube-laced water.
Creation of electrical conduction is possible through tiny material called carbon nanotubes where each piece of tissue paper has both horizontal and vertical fibers. So, whatever happened is informed to sensors like tearing it apart and other than for tracing eye movement they are attached to person’s reading glasses.
Researchers are hoping to find a suitable commercial use as for now the work has been contained to a laboratory only and a provisional patent was also file on December 2017.