Wearing his heart(beat) on his sleeve

University of Ottawa professor Benoît Lessard invents electronic sensors that can be woven into the fabric of our clothing
University of Ottawa
Materials Science and Technology

Conventional electronics rely on silicon chips. But many other substances, including inks and dyes, can conduct electricity, making them candidates for a new generation of flexible, printable electronics. In his laboratory at the University of Ottawa, Benoît Lessard and his students work on customizing molecules to optimize their electronic properties, then using those molecules in prototype devices, including lights, sensors and solar panels.