Chinese, American and South Korean Scientists Jointly Created the First Bioinspired Flexible Organic Artificial Afferent Nerve

NKU Team Joined the Research and Co-authored the Paper on Science


June 1st, the research teams led by Zhenan Bao, Stanford University, Tae-Woo Lee, Seoul National University and Wentao Xu, Nankai University jointly published a paper on Science, releasing their research finding of a bioinspired flexible organic artificial afferent nerve. Boasting sound biocompatibility, flexibility and high sensitivity, the artificial afferent nerve has application prospect in robotic surgery and artificial limb feeling.

The research team expressed that the finding is just a beginning and there is still a long way to go. They would be committed to the development of sensor and artificial nerve synapsis, and the improvement of artificial sensory system.

On June 1st, the top academic journal Science published the paper introducing the work. Prof. Wentao Xu serves as the corresponding author and the co first author. As an important partner, Wentao Xu has undertaken important work from idea raising to its completion. He proposed the vision of “creating an artificial afferent nerve”, formulated the core design and experimental approach. During the experiment, he completed the material selection, design and manufacturing of artificial nerve synapsis, jointly completed the connection and adjustment of the total system, and realized the function of the system.

Link to:

Source: Nankai News

Written by Junhui Wu

Edited by Ruoyan Yan

Nankai University

No.38 Tongyan Road, Jinnan District, Tianjin , P.R. China 300350

No.94 Weijin Road,  Nankai District, Tianjin, P.R.China  300071