We aim to develop multi-functional, multi-material 3D printed structures for the development of 3D printed microsensors. Using these multi-functional 3D printed structures, we plan to demonstrate simple sensing platforms, such as EtOH sensing for monitoring of food quality, fermentation, or ethanol content in the body, for proof-of-concept in combining conductive materials with commercially available 3D printing materials or 3D printers. Upon further development, this combination could prove critical in resolving the foremost limitations of conventional diagnostic devices (i.e. portability, low-cost and simple fabrication procedure and ease-of-use operation).
Project ended 05/01/2021