PROBES

IN COLLABORATION WITH YAGI LAB, AS PART OF DLX DESIGN LAB FOR TOYOSHIMA

TOKYO - SEPTEMBER 2020

CREDITS

EXPERIMENT LEAD: MOON JEONG WON

TEST RIG DESIGN: JEFFREY GOUGH

PHOTOGRAPHY: SAM KING

Probes is a system of paper-based batteries for disposable and adaptable diagnostic devices. It was developed through a process of collaborative experiments with UTokyo's Yagi Lab, exploring the applications of a paintable battery. A variety of non-toxic battery materials were tested as sources of power for sensing tools. The project proposes an alternative to existing wasteful diagnostic technologies by combining a paper battery, a diagnostic sensor and a simple indicator in the form of a low-power, single-use device made from entirely disposable materials.