Graphene is known to most as the slimmest and lightest material in the world.
Though, it is still considered to be the hardest by many across the globe.
Thanks to these properties, it might well be incorporated in the manufacture of wearable devices shortly.
Researchers at the Unversity of Manchester have claimed that communication devices made of graphene could benefit.
Thanks to these properties, it might well be incorporated in the manufacture of wearable devices in the near future.
Researchers at the Unversity of Manchester have claimed that communication devices made of graphene could benefit greaty from the unbreakable and lightweight properties of the material.
In addition, they would lend themselves well to be directly printed on one’s skin and clothes.
Given the fact that it is extremely malleable, Graphene can prove crucial in the manufacture of health monitoring and cellular devices as well.
Being ultra conductive and durable at the same time means that devices made of graphene could be integrated with chargers within their bodies.
No wonder this research has earned the research university the title, The Home of Graphene.
The official webpage of the University of Manchester glorifies its research capacity, and rightly so: “The breadth of research taking place at the University and the National Graphene Institute (NGI) demonstrates that the potential for graphene applications is only limited by time and imagination.”
However, there is a vast group of people that believes this would not stop at smartphones; the medical industry could largely benefit from the uses of graphene as well. Dr Zhirun Hu from University of Manchester School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering claims: “The potential applications for this research are huge – whether it be for health monitoring, mobile communications or applications attached to skin for monitoring or messaging.”
Medical patients would allow staff to easily review data such as body temperature and heartbeat since they would carry a printed graphene Radio Frequency Identification Device tag on their arms.
This would all be done using wireless technology which should make things a lot simpler.