When it comes to practical jewelry, we have previously seen everything from bracelets that prevent intruders to earrings that measure fitness progress. On the other hand, Joseph Wang and his coworkers at the University of California, San Diego have developed something that is rather distinct from what has been done before. They have developed a ring that can identify both chemical and biological dangers present in the surroundings of the user.
The ring may be broken down into its two primary components. There is a circuit board behind the electrochemical sensor cap that analyses data and wirelessly transfers it to a smartphone or laptop. The cap itself has an electrochemical sensor that can detect certain substances.
It is said that the ring is capable of detecting a broad variety of dangers since it is able to carry out both voltammetric and chronoamperometric readings. However, in its current prototype state, it is tailored to detect explosives and organophosphate nerve agents — in both the vapor and liquid phases. This is the case regardless of the phase in which they are present.
According to the statement made by the researchers, “We have shown for the first time a fully integrated wireless ring-based multiplexed chemical sensor platform for the simultaneous monitoring of many security threats” (including explosives and nerve agents). “The present work addressed also the growing needs for merging the strengths of fashion and wearable fields to create wearable lifestyle accessories toward a widespread acceptance of wearable sensor technology.” [Citation needed] “The present work addressed also the growing needs for merging the strengths of fashion and wearable fields to create wearable lifestyle accessories.
Published at : 10 Aug 2022 10:52 AM (IST)