Search results for kirigami

Materials Science Dec 09, 2019

Electronics integrated to the muscle via 'Kirigami'

A research team in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering and EIIRIS at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed a donut-shaped kirigami device for EMG recordings. The proposed device ...

Nanomaterials Dec 27, 2019

Elastic kirigami patch for electromyographic analysis of the palm muscle during baseball pitching

Surface electromyography (sEMG) is widely used to investigate human motion including athletic performance. Baseball pitchers require very precise movements to pitch the ball to the strike zone, where the palm muscle plays ...

General Physics Dec 09, 2019

Shape-programmable dielectric liquid crystal elastomer actuators

Materials scientists aim to use bioinspired soft robots to carry out advanced interactions between humans and robots, but the associated technology remains to be developed. For example, soft actuators must perform quickly ...

Condensed Matter Apr 05, 2016

Topological origami and kirigami techniques applied experimentally to metamaterials

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands, Cornell University and the University of Massachusetts has developed for the first time metamaterials that are based on topological ...

Soft Matter Mar 27, 2018

Kirigami inspires better bandages

Scraped up knees and elbows are tricky places to securely apply a bandage. More often than not, the adhesive will peel away from the skin with just a few bends of the affected joint.

Materials Science Dec 11, 2017

Ultrastretchable and deformable bioprobes using Kirigami designs

A research team in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering and the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS) at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed an ultrastretchable ...

Mathematics Aug 20, 2019

Mathematical framework turns any sheet of material into any shape using kirigami cuts

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a mathematical framework that can turn any sheet of material into any prescribed shape, inspired by the paper craft ...

Nanomaterials Apr 03, 2018

Ancient paper art, kirigami, poised to improve smart clothing

Like a yoga novice, electronic components don't stretch easily. But that's changing thanks to a variation of origami that involves cutting folded pieces of paper.

General Physics Feb 24, 2017

The ancient art of kirigami is inspiring a new class of materials

Origami-inspired materials use folds in materials to embed powerful functionality. However, all that folding can be pretty labor intensive. Now, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied ...

Engineering Aug 05, 2016

Shape-changing metamaterial developed using Kirigami technique

Engineers from the University of Bristol have developed a new shape-changing metamaterial using Kirigami, which is the ancient Japanese art of cutting and folding paper to obtain 3D shapes.

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