3D Printing a Deformable Sensor

Engineering

New research by MSI PIs Hyun Soo Park (professor, Computer Science and Engineering) and Michael McAlpine (professor, Mechanical Engineering) and PhD student Zhijie Zhu (McAlpine research group) describes a way of 3D printing a sensor on an organ that is expanding and contracting. The method uses motion-capture technology and may eventually allow for monitoring of the lungs of COVID-19 patients.

A story about this research appears on the University of Minnesota website as a Research Brief: New Discovery Allows 3D Printing of Sensors Directly on Expanding Organs. The article can be found on the Science Advances journal website: 3D printed deformable sensors

Professor Park uses MSI resources for research building human visual intelligence using videos. Professor McAlpine uses MSI resources to support research into 3D printed materials and devices.

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