Not too long ago, liquid band-aids were released to the public. Now, the next step up has arrived: “Electronic Skin”.
Currently, a research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have made a new eletronic skin that is almost completely transparent and is very flexible. This skin is made from hybrid structures of graphene-metal electrodes can still function when they are stretched on human skin; which is an improvement than the electrodes that stick to the skin that was created by John A. Rogers, a professor from the University of Illinois. The current electronic skin can even be pinched between the fingers and still function properly.
With such an improvement, this technology could be attached to any part of the human body without being accidentally removed or ripped out. This will allow people to monitor patient’s vitals such as their heart rate, blood pressure, and so on. This technology could even go as far as becoming a commercial product that will eventually replace those wristbands where people can check their vitals for fitness purposes.
This technology wouldn’t need to be charged and could possibly even be accessible through a smartphone.
Streamlining life as we all know it; brilliant.