ECONOMIC TIMES: Did you know red wine can be the next building block for wearable tech?

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LONDON: Next-generation wearable technology may be developed by creating flexible fibres and adding acids from red wine, scientists say.

Extracting tannic acid from red wine, coffee or black tea, led a team of scientists from the University of Manchester in the UK to develop much more durable and flexible wearable devices.

The addition of tannins improved mechanical properties of materials such as cotton to develop wearable sensors for rehabilitation monitoring, drastically increasing the devices lifespan.

Period13 Jul 2019

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  • TitleDid you know red wine can be the next building block for wearable tech?
    Media name/outletEconomic Times
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryIndia
    Date13/07/19
    DescriptionLONDON: Next-generation wearable technology may be developed by creating flexible fibres and adding acids from red wine, scientists say.

    Extracting tannic acid from red wine, coffee or black tea, led a team of scientists from the University of Manchester in the UK to develop much more durable and flexible wearable devices.

    The addition of tannins improved mechanical properties of materials such as cotton to develop wearable sensors for rehabilitation monitoring, drastically increasing the devices lifespan.
    URLhttps://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/did-you-know-red-wine-can-be-the-next-building-block-for-wearable-tech/articleshow/70204899.cms
    PersonsXuqing Liu

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Advanced materials

Keywords

  • materials
  • wearable technology