One PhD student’s stab at untangling the complex scientific jargon that stops us from connecting research and development with the quotidian technology. Focuses on wearable electronics, flexible electronics, conducting polymers, and textile engineering – jargon words that I’m using right now so that hopefully through this blog, readers can comprehend what each of those terms mean in a simple way. So, a picture like the one at the top doesn’t have to be ambiguous for you anymore!
I will try to provide as many pictures and real references from papers that I read – but only if figure permissions allow me to. Sometimes they don’t, and in that case I will provide links to the paper which you can read. I would love feedback about my writing and also about other things in general, go to my Contact Page to reach out to me.
Image source: Yamada, T., Hayamizu, Y., Yamamoto, Y., Yomogida, Y., Izadi-Najafabadi, A., Futaba, D. N. & Hata, K. (2011). A stretchable carbon nanotube strain sensor for human-motion detection. Nature Nanotechnology, 6, 296.