Thread-like pumps can be woven into clothes

Many fluid-based wearable assistive technologies today require a large and noisy pump that is impractical—if not impossible—to integrate into clothing. This leads to a contradiction: wearable devices are routinely tethered to un-wearable pumps. Now, researchers at the Soft Transducers Laboratory (LMTS) in the School of Engineering have developed an elegantly simple solution to this dilemma.

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