A better-fitting mask

January 1st, 2023

A new sensor developed at MIT could make it much easier to ensure a good face mask fit. The sensor, which measures physical contact between the mask and the wearer’s face, can be applied to any kind of mask. Photo: MIT Wearing a mask can help prevent the spread of viruses such as COVID-19 and […]

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Textile sensor patch detects pressure points for amputees

April 1st, 2021

A soft, flexible sensor system created with electrically conductive yarns could help map problematic pressure points in the socket of an amputee’s prosthetic limb, researchers from North Carolina State University (NC State) report in a new study. The device incorporates a lattice of conductive yarns and is connected to a tiny computer. After testing the […]

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