Cheaper, Simpler, More Sensitive Plastic Medical Sensors

The University of Cambridge (UK) and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have developed new biological sensors that take advantage of flexible semiconductor technology.

The sensors work better and are cheaper than many existing types of sensors, and can be used to monitor a variety of conditions both inside and outside the body
When the material comes into contact with a liquid such as sweat, tears or blood, it absorbs ions and swells, becoming merged with the liquid. This leads to significantly higher sensitivity compared to traditional sensors made of metal electrodes.

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