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The eWEAR-TCCI awards for science writing is a project commissioned by the Wearable Electronics Initiative (eWEAR) at Stanford University and made possible by funding through eWEAR industrial affiliates program member Shanda Group and the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (TCCI®).

Vasculature-like electronic scaffolds

Art Imitates Life: The Brain Vasculature as a Muse for Designing Novel Bioelectronics

by Jerry (Yuhsiang) Cheng

polymer precursors and H2O2

A key to assembling materials on the surface of live neurons

By Grace Huckins

diagram of synthesis process for molecule dopamine

Molecularly imprinted polymers for continual, real-time sensing of dopamine for health monitoring

By Andy Tay

Sagittal view of a rat brain showing a micro-endovascular probe in the middle cerebral artery.

A New Device Records Brain Activity from Inside Blood Vessels

By Grace Huckins

A depth-profiled digital microscope photograph of a 5-layer alternating laminate film

Layers of self-healing electronic skin realign autonomously when cut

By Andrew Myers

Visual of device on skin and how skin streches

Spray-on smart skin uses AI to rapidly understand hand tasks

By Andrew Myers

Drawing of wireless smart bandage on arm

Wireless smart bandage provides new insights on healing chronic wounds

By Andrew Myers

Karl Deisseroth

Optogenetics Pioneer Karl Deisseroth Meets his Latest Challenge: Writing a Book

By Grace Huckins

IMU placements on human

Freezing of Gait: Assessment of gait locations using wearables for Parkinson’s disease patients

By Swetha Vaidyanathan

The Flexible Autonomous Sensor

New wearable device measures the changing size of tumors below the skin

By Andrew Myers

fruit fly

To understand human brain imaging, Stanford scientists look to flies

By Grace Huckins

eyeball behind glass lens

A simpler approach to eye tracking for virtual reality

By Andrew Myers

hand hold small earth ball

HAPTIC BRACELET: A mechanistic understanding of a wrist-worn haptic device

Swetha Vaidyanathan

two white mice

Probing neural circuits underlying the socially ‘contagious’ nature of pain and pain relief

By Rennie Kendrick

Mouse, sensor, smart phone

A Wearable Strain Sensor Captures In Vivo Tumor Progression

By Weilai Yu

Sketch of mouse wired to machine

Revealing how the mouse brain’s reward center responds to deep-brain stimulation

By Tony Liu

pig stomach and microrobot

Wireless origami-inspired microrobots for biomedical applications

By Andy Tay

virtual beagle sitting

Human’s Virtual Best Friend: The benefits of augmented reality social support animals

By Lindzi Wessel

second generation optical tactile sensor, DenseTact

Optical tactile sensor to improve robotic performance

By Andy Tay

sensor wrapped around a femoral artery

Implantable sensors to monitor arterial health

By Andy Tay

Diagram of PEDOT:PSS

Supramolecular Chemistry Enables Highly Conductive and Stretchable Bioelectronics

By Weilai Yu


A New Way to Slice Up the Brain—and the Mind

By Grace Huckins

buildings in a distance and chart of relative quality

Bringing greater reality to virtual reality

By Andrew Myers

relaxed and stretched transistor

Strain-insensitive stretchable electronics for wearables

By Andy Tay

Schematic of iron-ligand

Improving performance of polymer semiconductors with metal-ligand based mechanophores

By Andy Tay

Schematics of chemical structure of SLIC

Stretchable Battery Underpinned by Supramolecular Chemistry

By Weilai Yu

Chart of maternal HCC

A window into maternal health through hair cortisol

By Tony Liu

Implantable nanoporous

Monitoring of intra-tumoral drug pharmacokinetics in vivo with implantable sensors

By Andy Tay

Planar compared to Nanoporous

Nanostructured electrodes improve sensor sensitivity with faster electron transfer

By Andy Tay

ultrasound being used to power device

Implantable device for wirelessly controlled drug delivery

By Andy Tay


Stanford scientists uncover how brain regions keep each other on track

By Grace Huckins

Ribbon chart of statistical association

Finding brain patterns underlying depression: linking functional neuroimaging to symptom subtypes

By Tony Liu

baby being held

Soft-bioelectronics to detect neuromotor disorders in infants

By Swetha Vaidyanathan

Mechanisms of GMR biosensor

Early liver cancer diagnosis using magnetoresistive biosensor

By Andy Tay

eye and nanocatalysts

Smart contact lens monitors blood sugar

By Andrew Myers

The iRUM Strategy

Molecular Strategy Enables High Performance of Elastic Skin-inspired Electronics

By Weilai Yu

About the Wearable Electronics Initiative (eWEAR)

eWEAR aims to solve challenges that will increase the usefulness of future wearable electronics.  eWEAR fosters multi-disciplinary approaches and collaboration between companies and Stanford University.  eWEAR highlights published research by Stanford professors, postdoctoral fellows and students to inform directions for wearables and implantable medical devices. 

About the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute

The Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (TCCI®) was created in 2016 by Tianqiao Chen and his wife Chrissy Luo, the founders of Shanda Group, with a US $1 billion commitment to help advance fundamental brain research around the world. The organization’s vision is to improve the human experience by understanding how our brains perceive, learn and interact with the world.