As we know many smartphone companies are working on their bendable devices, we saw bendable prototype of phone and tablet and flexible laptop concept by Lenovo. recently we saw demonstration of smartphone bends to use as wearable and tablet bends to the smartphone.
The issue that was discussed during the coarse of time is battery that doesn’t allow devices to be bend, Chinese researchers have developed two safer alternatives to traditional batteries, which can leak hazardous chemicals. These new batteries are flexible and thin, which could make them ideal for use in wearable and implantable devices.
In a study recently published in Chem, the researchers present their two flexible design alternatives, neither of which requires the electrolytes used in current batteries. Instead, these batteries use one of two bio-compatible sodium-based liquids: a normal saline solution or a cell culture medium that contains amino acids, sugars, and vitamins.
The first design is a “2D” belt made of thin electrode films over a steel strand mesh. The other features a carbon nano-tube fiber weave with nano-particle electrodes embedded on it. According to the researchers, both designs “showed excellent performance,” even faring better than most existing lithium-ion batteries used in wearable electronics in terms of how much energy they could hold and the power they could produce.
due to this advancement in batteries we could see better bendable devices in future