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3D Printed Stretchable Tactile Sensors

Overview of attention for article published in Advanced Materials, May 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 8,987)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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Title
3D Printed Stretchable Tactile Sensors
Published in
Advanced Materials, May 2017
DOI 10.1002/adma.201701218
Pubmed ID
Authors

Shuang-Zhuang Guo, Kaiyan Qiu, Fanben Meng, Sung Hyun Park, Michael C. McAlpine

Abstract

The development of methods for the 3D printing of multifunctional devices could impact areas ranging from wearable electronics and energy harvesting devices to smart prosthetics and human-machine interfaces. Recently, the development of stretchable electronic devices has accelerated, concomitant with advances in functional materials and fabrication processes. In particular, novel strategies have been developed to enable the intimate biointegration of wearable electronic devices with human skin in ways that bypass the mechanical and thermal restrictions of traditional microfabrication technologies. Here, a multimaterial, multiscale, and multifunctional 3D printing approach is employed to fabricate 3D tactile sensors under ambient conditions conformally onto freeform surfaces. The customized sensor is demonstrated with the capabilities of detecting and differentiating human movements, including pulse monitoring and finger motions. The custom 3D printing of functional materials and devices opens new routes for the biointegration of various sensors in wearable electronics systems, and toward advanced bionic skin applications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 242 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 80 33%
Researcher 37 15%
Unspecified 33 14%
Student > Master 24 10%
Student > Bachelor 18 7%
Other 50 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 92 38%
Materials Science 57 24%
Unspecified 44 18%
Chemistry 19 8%
Physics and Astronomy 10 4%
Other 20 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 449. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 June 2017.
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#16,697
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#4
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#1
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