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Health Technology

Scientists, led by Takao Someya from the University of Tokyo have created a thin electronic film that integrates with your skin for health monitoring and a clinic machine interface.

In order to create a non intrusive patch, the team have adapted a nanomesh that carries the receptors and wirelessly detects, touch, temperature and pressure.


A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, says a group of researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators. The elastic electrode constructed of breathable nanoscale meshes holds promise for the development of noninvasive e-skin devices that can monitor a person’s health continuously over a long period.

Read the full research by University of Tokyo here

Originally published by The Big Think’s Robby Berman

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