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Electronic skin – Health monitoring skin patch capable of administering drugs automatically

Wearable electronic skin patch for health monitoring

Korean researchers have developed a wearable sensor device called Electronic Skin which is capable of monitoring and treating muscle disorders in people suffering from Parkinson or epilepsy. This wearable health monitoring device looks like a small adhesive bandage that has nano-circuitry embedded over it. As described in a paper published on this nanotechnology monitor, this small adhesive bandage can be worn on the wrist, as it continuously monitors physiological activity for one week and then the medication embedded in a silica interface is automatically administered through this flexible electronic device by diffusion-driven release of drug molecules through the skin. The silicon nanomemebrane sensors detect changes in electrical resistance to indicate a fast tremor or certain problem with the patient wearing it.
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MIT researchers develop skin like bandage embedded with micro-electronics

A team of MIT researchers led by Xuanhe Zhao, the Robert N. Noyce Career Development Associate Professor in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have come up with a soft and stretchy adhesive gel like material which can house temperature sensors, LED lights, conductive wires, semiconductor chips or other tiny electronics. This will have plenty of applications in medical tech and fitness hardware which is both skin-friendly and smart healthcare kits.
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Researchers develop stretchable solar cells and batteries that can be applied to skin like band-aid

Stretchable Solar cells

Scientists have left no stone unturned to figure out how to exploit electronics in wearable systems or devices, like fabrics or shoes. Researchers at Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois have developed stretchable and soft batteries and solar cells that are thin enough to be applied to human skin like a band-aid. According to the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, the batteries and cells are arranged as array of thin, milimetre-scale components (2.5 millimetres), which are interconnected together with spring-like wiring. Read More…

MIT researchers develop second skin that makes you look younger

MIT Second Skin

Everyone wants to maintain their youthful appearance till eternity, but that isn’t possible, is it? It is indeed possible if we are to believe what scientists at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs have developed. Even though their invention is only a temporary fix to having youthful skin sans any wrinkles, sagging or marks. With almost 10 years into the research of this magic material, the researchers have finally created cross-linked polymer layer (XPL) which is almost invisible and comfortable to wear.
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Researchers in Korean develop e-skin with sense of touch and smell

smelling e-skin korean researchers

We are not new to the concept of ‘e-skin’ aka electronic skin. It’s electronic material which is like human skin in one or more ways. There have been many previous attempts to arrive at an e-skin which is closest in form to the largest human organ; but it’s this latest research from South Korean engineers which has actually achieved something that wan not possible before. The “smelling” e-skin developed by soft electronics researchers in Korea not only senses touch but also olfactory sense. Read More…

Engineers invent ultra-thin artificial skin that changes colors

ultra-thin chameleon-like skin

A study published by a team of UC Berkeley engineers announces the invention of an ultra-thin film that can shift colors when flexed. Clearly, the inspiration comes from the capability of a chameleon to change colors to match the environment. It’s an incredible invention as a lot of fields will be benefited through such technology. Read More…

Australian man implants microchip to control electronics with wave of his hand

Ben Slater microchip implant

What’s the furthest you can go to display your fascination with future of technology? Line up for weeks outside Apple stores ahead of an iPhone launch? Well, an Australian named Ben Slater has taken his fascination with future of technology to a new high; he has implanted a RFID microchip under his skin to store his personal information and control electronics with just a wave of his hand. Read More…

Disney’s Electronic Whisper – Hear secret audio message with touch of finger to the ear

Disney Research Ishin-Den-Shin Electronic Whisper

Disney Research has developed an innovative new method to turn audio message into audible signals that are transmitted by the human body. Called as Ishin-Den-Shin, meaning communication through unspoken mutual understanding in Japanese, this technology allows the communicator to transfer sound to another person’s body by simply touching their skin near the ear lobe. Amazing isn’t it? It all is possible because of the simple concept of vibration which is the reason why we hear sounds around us. In a way touching the ear lobe of other person’s ear creates an ad-hoc speaker which makes the signal clearly audible to the listener. Ishin-Den-Shin also known as Electronic Whisper comprises of a handheld Shure 55 microphone connected to a computer’s sound card which turns the sound into looped recording that is converted into high-voltage, low current inaudible signal flowing via thin wires connected to microphone that can only be heard through touch as electrostatic field is produced giving rise to small vibration.

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Motion-sensing TransluSense Cleartouch Keyboard and Trackpad with custom skins

Taking a step aside from the league of orthodox keyboards, TransluSense has designed a very modern, clean and light-driven keyboard and touchpad in Luminae TransluSense Cleartouch. The state-of-art Keyboard and touchpad come in a cool customizable design, which allows custom skins to be used on the cantilevered glass surface of the TransluSense Cleartouch Keyboard+ and Trackpad+. In the core of the Cleartouch device lies motion sensing technology which sense the movement of fingers on the sleek glass surface and interpret them as input for both touchpad and keyboard. This is achieved through a combination of built-in camera and infrared LEDs in the keyboard – which captures and reads type and swipe of your finger motion as input.

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