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

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

    Photo courtesy John Rogers

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

      Photo courtesy John Rogers

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

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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.

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

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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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