Octopus "Suckers" Could Inspire a New Generation of Wearables
A graphene-based adhesive biosensor inspired by octopus "suckers" is flexible and holds up in wet and dry environments. Credit: Adapted from ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11, 16951?16957
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Reference: Chun, S., Son, W., Kim, D. W., Lee, J., Min, H., Jung, H., … Choi, C. (2019). Water-Resistant and Skin-Adhesive Wearable Electronics Using Graphene Fabric Sensor with Octopus-Inspired Microsuckers. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11(18), 16951–16957. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b04206
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