Skin electronics combine biomedical sensors with stretchable display

wearable monitoringAt the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2018 annual meeting taking place in Austin, Texas, professor Takao Someya from the University of Tokyo unveiled what he believes will be the future of health-monitoring for our ageing society, a fully conformable and comfortable skin-wearable health monitoring system.

The prototype described in a presentation titled “Continuous health-monitoring with ultraflexible on-skin sensors” consists of gold nanomesh-based breathable skin sensors and an elastic display that fits snugly on the skin, so recorded data (such as an electrocardiogram or temperature) can be made readily visible for the patient.

Combined with a wireless communication module, this integrated biomedical sensor system could transmit biometric data to the cloud for physicians to monitor.

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