Wearable fiber fluidic pumps

Shouwei Zhang, Jinfeng Wang, Xungai Wang

Research output: Journal article publicationComment/debate/erratum


Conventional wearable fluidics require rigid/soft miniature pumps as a pressure source, which have intrinsic shortcomings, including noise and vibration for rigid pumps and low power density for soft pumps, hence limiting their application in wearables. Fiber-based fluidic pumps are promising for wearables but remain little explored because of the lack of fiber-based active fluidic components that can be integrated into textiles. Very recently, a Science work reported a fluidic pump in the form of a fiber. Specifically, as the authors stated, the pump is a flexible and stretchable tube, with a several-millimeter diameter, that can generate continuous fluid flow without any moving parts or vibration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2498-2500
Number of pages3
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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