This electrical cable stretches like human skin [VIDEO]
Forgive me for my lateness on this blog post but I had a lot of things on my mind lately, not to mention the fact that I have no internet connection at my house for almost a month now because my internet provider is just plain stupid.
Japanese Spandex-maker Asahi Kasei Fibers has created the world’s first elastic electrical cable called Roboden. The cable, inspired by the extensibility of human skin, can stretch to 1.5 times its original size. The outer shell of the cord is made of an elastic material, while the internal wiring is run in the form of a spiral. The company says Roboden “bends easily and has a long flexure life, so it can be used in many other situations as well.”
Unfortunately, there’s no clear plans yet as to when this stretchy cable will become a retail product. Check out the video below.