"High-tech jelly bears"
Sensors printed with the inkjet printer
Gummy bears are also making scientists "happy". Contrary to the commercially available gelatine treats, however, these are not intended for consumption. The soft fruit gums played an important role in the investigations of a team of scientists from the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Technical University of Munich. The researchers printed microelectrodes on melted and reshaped jelly bears. Until now, electrodes could only be applied to soft materials with great effort; the new method is significantly faster and cheaper. Medical diagnostics in particular could benefit from the investigations in the future.