New material could help medical researcher develop better human monitoring devices.

Researchers at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University have created a new material that can stretch up to three times its original size. The material is able to efficiently conduct electricity and can be used as electrical components that require the flexibility.

The rubber band-like electric component can help medical researchers develop devices that could be integrated into the human body. The stretchable material is made by “combining a liquid metal in a porous polymer” to achieve its 200 percent elasticity.

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