Highly cited work on ultrastretchable strain sensors

© 2020 EPFL

© 2020 EPFL

Our paper on ultrastretchable strain sensors published in 2017 awarded by Wiley journal Advanced Materials Technologies as “one of the top-cited articles in recent publication history”: read it in open access at https://doi.org/10.1002/admt.201700284.

The motivation for this work is to provide a method to create low-cost, ultra stretchable strain sensors with batch/large area fabrication that can deal with the growing need and diverse applications of wearable devices. The main challenge was to design, fabricate, and characterize a sensor with cheap components, such as commercially available silicone Ecoex 00-30 and carbon black KetjenBlack EC-300J. The article also compares resistive and capacitive sensing modes offered by our sensor. Strain sensing is demonstrated in an intelligent glove layered with our capacitance ultra stretchable sensors.


This work was supported by the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Robotics and the FLAG ERA RoboCom++ project.