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Images & video for Smart skin: Electronics that stick and stretch like a temporary tattoo

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Photo courtesy
John Rogers

An ultrathin, electronic patch with the mechanics of skin, applied to the wrist for EMG and other measurements.

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8/8/2011 | Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor | 217-244-1073; eahlberg@illinois.edu

Seventeen high-res images available for download. All courtesy John Rogers. See news release.

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Electronics mounted directly to the skin, with no need for wires, conductive gel or pins. They bend, stretch and deform with the same mechanical properties of skin, granting the wearer comfort and freedom of movement.additional photo

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The circuits’ filamentary serpentine shape allows them to bend, twist, scrunch and stretch while maintaining functionality.

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University of Illinois researchers can mount electronic devices on an ultrathin, skin-like platform that mounts directly onto the skin with the ease, flexibility and comfort of a temporary tattoo.

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The epidermal electronics can be mounted directly onto a temporary tattoo, as demonstrated in these photos, for concealment.additional photo

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An ultrathin, electronic patch with the mechanics of skin, applied to the forehead for EEG and other measurements.
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The patch peels off easily when no longer needed.
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An ultrathin, electronic patch with the mechanics of skin, applied to the wrist for EMG and other measurements.additional photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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