Local team develops wearable sensor to detect toxic gasses

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Local team develops wearable sensor to detect toxic gasses

A local research team has developed a new sensor that can detect toxic gasses - and can also be printed onto fabric.

The state-run Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) on Wednesday said it successfully developed the sensors using graphene, a layer of carbon just one atom thick, which is capable of conducting electricity.

The new sensors are thin and flexible enough to be coated on any kind of textile, such as nylon, cotton or polyester.

Commercialization of the technology is scheduled within the next three years, and the ETRI aims to further develop the censors to connect with mobile devices via near-field communication technology.

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