Stretchy optical fibers for implanting in the body -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Stretchy optical fibers for implanting in the body

11/15/2016

Image: A stretchy optical fiber with yellow, blue and green regions; Copyright: MIT

MIT researchers have developed a stretchy optical fiber in which they have injected multiple organic dyes (yellow, blue, and green regions). In addition to lighting up, the dyes act as a strain sensor, enabling researchers to quantify where and by how much a fiber has been stretched; © MIT