February 27, 2013 By News Staff
Yonggang Huang, an engineer at Northwestern University, and University of Illinois Professor John Rogers created a battery that can stretch up to about 300 percent -- which could ultimately mean that wearable solar cells and electric-eye cameras that make studio-quality photographs are on the horizon, NBC News reported.
“Such stretchable batteries enable true integration with stretchable electronics in a small package,” Huang told NBC News in an email.
The primary target for such a battery are medical applications, such as heart monitors threaded into cardiac tissue.
Photo courtesy of Yonggang Huang / Northwestern University
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