Wearable Tech Readings 6: Cyborgs/ Skin

1. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0058771

  • The liquid metal ink promises unique printable electrical properties as both bio-electrodes and electrical wires.

2. http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/bionics/bionic-skin-for-a-cyborg-you

  • Team at University of Tokyo creates  electronic mesh to wrap on robotic hand.
  • Goal to make electronic skin (E-SKIN), embedded with temperature & pressure sensors
  • Difficulty to create large sheets & embed it with enough sensors to mimic the sensitivity & ergonomics of human skin
  • E-skin microprocessors and the thin-film transistors behind display screens, are manufactured on rigid substrates like silicon and glass.
  • Thin-film transistors will be one of the key elements in this electronics revolution. ** TFT display seen on cheap feature phones!
  • "Your skin is essentially an interface between your brain and the external world. It senses a tap on the shoulder or the heat from a fire"
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