Stretchable Antenna Boosts Range for Wearable Devices

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Photo: Integrated Nanotechnology Lab/KAUST/John Wiley and Sons

Imagine a flexible antenna attached to a sports shirt wirelessly sending health and fitness data from sensors on the body to a smartphone hundreds of meters away. Such a vision for wearable devices has proven impractical—that is, until now. But a new antenna design has proven its ability to withstand the bending and stretching that garments endure, while steadily communicating via Wi-Fi. READ MORE HERE

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