Tagged: Electronic skin

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…

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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