A new type of pressure sensor has recently been developed that is able withstand the harsh nature of deep-sea conditions, offering an opportunity to revolutionalize many aspects of ocean research. These sensors have proven to not only be compact and flexible, they are also potentially low in power consumption which will remove the need for traditional bulky protective casings. Made from thin gold films and encased in a soft film, these sensors can still accurately measure a sufficiently wide range of deep-sea pressures. Tests have already been conducted to demonstrate that these sensors work reliably under high pressure for extended periods, while continuing to maintain accuracy over repeated use. This makes them ideal for use in various ocean research applications, such as tracking sea creatures, assisting divers, or integrating into soft underwater robotics.

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