MIT Researchers inspired by “kirigami” to 3D print better bandages

MIT Researchers inspired by “kirigami” to 3D print better bandages

Researchers at MIT have perforated elastomer film with “kirigami” slits using 3D printed molds to improve the adhesiveness of the film. Kirigami is a variation of origami that involves folding and cutting paper to produce patterns or structures, such as snowflakes. Ruike Zhao, a postdoctoral associate at MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, says that the kirigami patterned film has applications in a range of consumer products from medical bandages to wearable electronics. Kirigami slits sticks The MIT team tested the film with adhesive on a volunteer’s knee. The kirigami film remained adhered after over 100 knee bending cycles, whilst […]

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