Apr 7, 2022

How The Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies Uses AME

Researching Additively Manufactured Electronics to Improve the Quality of Life

The Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies (CBN ITT) develops micro and nanotechnologies for monitoring and controlling health, wellness, sport performance and living environments.

Research activities involve the development of new multifunctional neural interfaces with deep brain regions, focusing on the design, realization and test of implantable devices able to simultaneously control and monitor neural activity (in collaboration with Harvard M.S.).

CBN ITT Wearable AME Sensor On Finger
Credit: Massimo De Vittorio

Wearable Technologies

Additively Manufactured Electronics, or AME, are used to rapidly prototype new solutions to these types of complex problems. CBN ITT is working with flexible technologies using smart patches and tattoos for on-skin sensing. These devices could be used to monitor biological changes that would help with the monitoring and management of diseases like diabetes in the near future.

Energy Harvesting

Another application of AME is energy harvesting. CBN ITT fabricates flexible piezoelectric thin films that enable the production of electricity from fluidic flow. These devices could create energy to power implanted medical devices in the future.

Energy Harvesting Device AME ITT CBN
Credit: Massimo De Vittorio
Credit: Massimo De Vittorio

Bioimaging and Sensing

Other areas of application apply to nanobiotechnologies that would allow for the development of new bioimaging and sensing tools for clinical diagnostics. These could also be used for the formulation of novel drug delivery systems.

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