Skin Based Self-powered Wearable Sensors and Nanogenerators

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Wearable electronic devices in the form of health trackers, watches and computers have made their way to the consumer market recently.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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