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From Self-Healing Living Sneakers to Flexible Concrete

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Mar 19, 2014
One of the most natural things to link self-healing to is skin, but there are so many objects with this capability that go way beyond the human body. A number of products ranging from phones to shoes and housing materials have been able to successfully mimic the skin’s ability to heal itself, as well as show that it can be done on small, medium and large scales.

These self-healing objects take on the properties of living things and often also see increased flexibility as a result. Some perfect examples of this include the curved LG G Flex phone and the bendable concrete developed by the University of Michigan.

As well as being just downright impressive, objects that are capable of making repairs on their own without the intervention of its owner save time, effort and costs that go into part replacements.