You are researching: Graphite
Matching entries: 2 /2
All Groups
AUTHOR Asulin, Masha and Michael, Idan and Shapira, Assaf and Dvir, Tal
Title One-Step 3D Printing of Heart Patches with Built-In Electronics for Performance Regulation [Abstract]
Year 2021
Journal/Proceedings Advanced Science
Abstract Three dimensional (3D) printing of heart patches usually provides the ability to precisely control cell location in 3D space. Here, one-step 3D printing of cardiac patches with built-in soft and stretchable electronics is reported. The tissue is simultaneously printed using three distinct bioinks for the cells, for the conducting parts of the electronics and for the dielectric components. It is shown that the hybrid system can withstand continuous physical deformations as those taking place in the contracting myocardium. The electronic patch is flexible, stretchable, and soft, and the electrodes within the printed patch are able to monitor the function of the engineered tissue by providing extracellular potentials. Furthermore, the system allowed controlling tissue function by providing electrical stimulation for pacing. It is envisioned that such transplantable patches may regain heart contractility and allow the physician to monitor the implant function as well as to efficiently intervene from afar when needed.
AUTHOR Paterson, T. E. and Hagis, N. and Boufidis, D. and Wang, Q. and Moore, S. R. and da Silva, A. C. and Mitchell, R. L. and Alix, J. J. P. and Minev, I. R.
Title Monitoring of hand function enabled by low complexity sensors printed on textile [Abstract]
Year 2022
Journal/Proceedings Flexible and Printed Electronics
Development of inexpensive, disposable, use-at-home, personalised health wearables can revolutionise clinical trial design and clinical care. Recent approaches have focused on electronic skins, which are complex systems of sensors and wiring produced by integration of multiple materials and layers. The requirement for high-end clean room microfabrication techniques create challenges for the development of such devices. Drawing inspiration from the ancient art of henna tattoos, where an artist draws designs directly on the hand by extruding a decorative ink, we developed a simple strategy for direct writing (3D printing) of bioelectronic sensors on textile. The sensors are realised using a very limited set of low-cost inks composed only of graphite flakes and silicone. By adapting sensor architectures in two dimensions, we produced electromyography (EMG), strain and pressure sensors. The sensors are printed directly onto stretchable textile (cotton) gloves and function as an integrated multimodal monitoring system for hand function. Gloves demonstrated functionality and stability by recording simultaneous readings of pinch strength, thumb movement (flexion) and EMG of the abductor pollicis brevis muscle over 5 days of daily recordings. Our approach is targeted towards a home based monitoring of hand function, with potential applications across a range of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.