Latest Yonggang Huang Stories

Disappearing Biocompatible Electronics
2012-09-28 11:33:00

[ Watch the Video: Transient Electronic Circuit ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Tufts University has demonstrated "transient electronics" for the first time. Transient electronics are electronic devices that gradually disappear on a specified schedule, whether it is within a few days or six months. The applications for these kinds of electronics are innumerable,...

Electronic Tattoo Monitors Brain, Heart and Muscles
2012-01-30 09:52:29

[ Watch the Video ] Elastic electronics offer less invasive, more convenient medical treatment Imagine if there were electronics able to prevent epileptic seizures before they happen. Or electronics that could be placed on the surface of a beating heart to monitor its functions. The problem is that such devices are a tough fit. Body tissue is soft and pliable while conventional circuits can be hard and brittle--at least until now. "We're trying to bridge that gap, from silicon,...

2011-03-07 14:17:39

New stretchable electronics device promises to make cardiac ablation therapy simpler In an improvement over open-heart surgery, cardiologists now use catheters to eliminate damaged heart tissue in certain patients, such as those with arrhythmias. But this, too, can be a long and painful procedure as many catheters, with different functions, need to be inserted sequentially. Now an interdisciplinary team including researchers from Northwestern University has developed one catheter that can do...

2011-01-17 22:22:55

Tiny camera with adjustable zoom could aid endoscopic imaging, robotics, night vision Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are the first to develop a curvilinear camera, much like the human eye, with the significant feature of a zoom capability, unlike the human eye. The "eyeball camera" has a 3.5x optical zoom, takes sharp images, is inexpensive to make and is only the size of a nickel. (A higher zoom is possible with the technology.)...

2010-09-20 22:53:56

Geckos inspire new method to print electronics on complex surfaces Geckos are masters at sticking to surfaces of all kinds and easily unsticking themselves, too. Inspired by these lizards, a team of engineers has developed a reversible adhesion method for printing electronics on a variety of tricky surfaces such as clothes, plastic and leather. Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign designed a clever square polymer stamp that allows them to...

2008-11-20 11:45:35

They've made electronics that can bend. They've made electronics that can stretch. And now, they've reached the ultimate goal -- electronics that can be subjected to any complex deformation, including twisting. Yonggang Huang, Joseph Cummings Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, and John Rogers, the Flory-Founder Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the...

2008-08-07 09:45:00

U.S. scientists have designed an eye-shaped camera that could enhance imaging of the human body and improve the performance of digital cameras. Researchers also hope the device could lead to the development of a bionic eye. "This is the first time we've demonstrated a camera on a curved surface to really make it look like a human eye," said Yonggang Huang of Northwestern University.  His findings appeared in the journal Nature on Wednesday. Photosensitive displays, like those used in...

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