Electronic skin? Stretchable displays? Research at North Carolina State University might help push stretchable electronics, even displays, from concept to consumer devices.
N.C. State's Dr. Yong Zhu, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and Feng Xu, a Ph.D. student in Zhu’s lab have developed elastic conductors using silver nanowires.
The technology could be seen in applications from an electronic "skin" to improve tactility in robotics, or expand the capabilities of consumer devices with stretchable displays and antennas.