• Breathable, wearable electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

    6 days ago - By Phys.org

    A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, says a Japanese group of scientists. The elastic electrode constructed of breathable nanoscale meshes holds promise for the development of noninvasive e-skin devices that can monitor a person's health continuously over a long period.
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  • This super-stretchy wearable feels like a second skin and can record data

    This super-stretchy wearable feels like a second skin and can record data

    6 days ago - By The Verge

    We're a little closer to getting rid of bulky health sensors now that scientists have created a super-thin wearable that can record data through skin. That would make this wearable, which looks like a stylish gold tattoo, ideal for long-term medical monitoring - it's already so comfortable that people forgot they were wearing it.
    Most skin-based interfaces consist of electronics embedded in a substance, like plastic, that is then stuck onto the skin. Problem is, the plastic is often rigid or it doesn't let you move and sweat. In a paper published today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology...
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