Silver Nanowire Sensor Tracks Thumb Movement (image) North Carolina State University Share Print E-Mail Caption A sensor based on silver nanowires is mounted onto a thumb joint to monitor the skin strain associated with thumb flexing. The sensor shows good wearability and large-strain sensing capability. Credit Shanshan Yao, North Carolina State University Usage Restrictions Photo credit must be given. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.