Spanish University Develops Optical Nanosensor Capable of Sticking to Uneven and Biological Surfaces

optical nanosensorA team of researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain have developed a new optical nanosensor capable of sticking to uneven and biological surfaces, such as skin. The nanosensor, made using only CD’s, aluminum film, and adhesive tape, detects the presence of various chemicals and changes in position. Developers believe that the nature of the nanosensors will allow it to easily measure changes in body temperature, respiration, and blood pressure, as well as other vital signs. This capacity makes the optical nanosensor an ideal material to potentially include in wearable devices such as fitness trackers.

(Source: ieeeSpectrum)

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