Electronic Skin

John Rogers and his colleagues at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) invented the thinnest film, like a temporary tattoo, that can replace bulky machines with multiple electrodes, which are used to remove the results of cardiac rhythm. Invented film with its mechanical properties is similar to human skin. To attach it doesn’t use any glue or gel base, the film is held by such a physical phenomenon, as van der Waals forces (intermolecular forces). The outer layer of the sensor is made of stretch polyester inner layer consists of the finest metal components, semiconductor, insulating materials of sensors, electronics, power supply, light emitters.This sensor can operate for 24 hours. Artificial skin can be used to accelerate the healing of wounds and burns.

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