Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – Bioelectronic mesh

Institute of Basic Science researchers, in South Korea, in collaboration with the Center for Nanoparticle Research, have successfully developed a wearable, implantable bioelectronic mesh that measures electrophysical signals and applies electrical stimulation and heat in response. The highly flexible mesh is made from gold-coated silver nanowires housed in flexible rubber and is suitable for hard to implant areas, such as around the heart. The researchers hope the mesh can be used in cardiac patients where it can provide electrical and thermal stimulation for therapeutic purposes. Read more about the bioelectronic mesh at the Institute of Basic Science.