Panasonic has officially unveiled a bendable, twistable and flexible lithium-ion battery at CEATEC 2016 in Japan. This rechargeable battery can withstand bending and twisting and can still retain its characteristics. It can be used in smart cards, smart watches, wearable devixes and smart clothing.
The flexible lithium-ion battery is 0.55mm thick and uses the company’s stacked electrode construction that has resistance to bending and twisting. The new battery uses a laminated outer body and internal structure that makes it safe to use in wearable and body attached devices. Panasonic has confirmed that the new bendable batteries would begin shipping at the end of October. Stay tuned for more updates or follow me on Twitter.