electronic skin can track your health and fitness - protective plastic film
Japanese researchers have taken another step in creating electronic skin. e-skin—
By using flexible electronic devices that can be used as a second skin for biomedical and other applications.
Our goal is to make
The skin eventually becomes a part of our daily life just like the clothes we wear.
If this happens, the athlete will use the electronic
Check out their skin with heart rate, sugar level and working speed.
It can provide doctors with continuous data on the vital signs of the patient without the need to repeatedly install and disassemble the medical device, while the rest of us may use it to monitor our physical health indicators.
At the same time, engineers can drop their tablets while doing tricky repair work, instead looking at the repair procedures shown on their arms.
This is the promise of super
Thin, flexible, non
Takao Someya, team leader of the research group seeking to develop e-commerce, said
The skin of the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering.
Wearable electronics are not new
Google glasses problem.
Flexible electronic devices have been around for a while, but they do not maintain their properties in an open or wet environment for a long time, although the plastic substrates required to support them are often limited in flexibility, and almost thick, lack of stability.
So the team at Someya has developed an ultra-thin, ultra-thin
Flexible Protective film capable of wearing multi-functional polymer LEDs (PLED)
It is worth noting that the display and organic photoelectric detector.
The film consists of alternating layers of ceramic materials (
Silicon oxygen)and Parylene (
It protects electronics and rubber, according to Someya
An elastic substrate based on oxygen and water vapor, extending its life from a normal few hours to a few days.
The total thickness of the equipment is only 3 microns (
1 meter per million), which—incredibly—
Ten times thinner than our skin.
The researchers integrated green and red pleats with photoelectric detectors to create a reflex pulse oximeter: a device that measures oxygen concentration in the blood.
The folds of red and green shine directly into the finger and the light is reflected back from the inside of the finger (see top photo)
Picked up by a photoelectric detector.
This provides the measurement of oxygen in the blood.
The PLED display below shows readings from the detector.
In a paper just published in Progress in Science, the researchers wrote, "the ultra-thin organic optics presented in this work represent the super
Flexible organic optics operating in ambient atmosphere.
. . . . . . Ultimately, flexible organic optical sensors can be laminated directly on organs to monitor oxygen levels during and after surgery.