The shape of monitoring to come

John Rogers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Engineers led by John Rogers (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) have created a three-dimensional, electrode-bearing, elastic membrane that can be wrapped directly around a beating heart and used to measure the electrical, mechanical, chemical and physical properties across its entire surface without disrupting cardiac function (Nat. Commun. doi:10.1038/ncomms4329; published online 25 February 2014).

Lab Anim. (NY) 43, 111 (2014).
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