This prototype wearable device of an electronic skin patch is as thin as a temporary tattoo and can store and transmit data about a person's movements, receive diagnostic information and release drugs into skin.
"This technology could help electronics that interact with humans be more mechanically compatible," Lu. "In terms of application, its uses range from consumer products like rollable displays and solar cells to personal digital health care like EKG and emotion sensors to computer gaming."
Lu received support from a National Science Foundation grant (CMMI 13-01335) to study the mechanics at the bioelectronics interface. The researchers reported their findings in Nature Nanotechnology.
Credit: Donghee Son and Jongha Lee