We develop new sensing technologies for the monitoring of human body motions, that can be applied to organs and to surfaces in general. Specifically, it can be adapted to a wide range of different applications from the monitoring of intestine motility to the recognition of hand gestures.

Recently, we develepod a bioresorbable 3D printed flexible and self-adhesive piezoelectric device for monitoring human gestures. The device is based on silk fibroin, featuring piezoelectric properties, with a soluble plant-derived polyphenol (i.e., chestnut tannin) modified with graphene nanoplatelets.

3d printing

The device shows excellent biocompatibility and mechanical properties such as conformability, and high elongation at break.

robotic printing in situ
Robotic 3D bioprinting in situ


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