Gallery: MIT Develops New Multifunctional Fibers with Piezoelectric Sen...


MIT labs just unveiled its latest technological breakthrough — a brand new kind of material that combines optical fiber technology and piezoelectrics, meaning it can actually sense pressure changes against it. The wonder fibers have a myriad of applications – from intelligent garments that can monitor the body to structural sensors that can detect even the smallest stresses on a building, to self-powered medical devices small enough to fit in the smallest crevices.

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