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Professor James Watkins featured in a Fox 25 News Boston Interview
Research in the Watkins and Carter groups and others in the NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM) is featured in a Fox 25 News Boston interview. Jim Watkins discusses how nanotechnology is being applied in developing cost-effective body sensor patches to measure stress in military personnel. The project on the sensor patches, in collaboration with the Rotello and Nugen Groups at UMass, GE and US AFRL, is sponsored by the Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium, an industry organization. The electronic structures are meant to be small enough to fit into a Band-Aid size device, and so compact and materials-pliable that it will not interfere with the patch's flexibility. The project is part of a larger initiative spurred by the CHM to create fully capable printed devices that utilize nanotechnology. A new $46M grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Council will enable the construction of a new facility to develop, scale and demonstrate roll-to-roll manufacturing of these and other printed devices.
Source: Fox 25 News Boston