New stretchable battery can power wearable electronics -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

New stretchable battery can power wearable electronics

28.01.2020

Image: fingers stretching the flexible battery; Copyright: Bao Lab, Stanford Engineering

People flex and bend – their gadgets can't. An experimental battery promises to do just that. Powering a tiny light, the soft battery maintained a constant power output even when stretched. In tests it also provided consistent power when squeezed and stretched multiple times.

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Image: smart textiles at MEDICA; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf