Incredible Stamp-On Skin Circuits

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by Maggie No Comments

Researcher John Rogers, a materials scientist at the University of Illinois, has woven technological building blocks into incredible skin-wearable circuits. They stick on your skin with a stamp. They can stretch and flex with the natural movements of your body, lasting about two weeks until they flake off from natural exfoliation.
“Our aim is to enable hardware that integrates much more naturally with the body,” Rogers says.

Crazier still, Roger’s “20-year vision” is to create devices that “actively augment health in vital organs.” One project his team is working on is an "artificial epicardium," which could wrap around the heart’s surface to monitor heartbeat and prevent arrhythmias. Another is a set of “brain monitoring sheets” for epileptics.
Pretty amazing if you ask me!
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