Tag Archives: Skin

Printing Custom Flexible Electronics Directly Onto Skin, Bandages, Medical Devices

Flexible electronics have the potential to help monitor, and even modulate, a number of physiological parameters. While stick-on heart monitors can be manufactured as one-size-fits-all, in applications such as electronic bandages that can monitor and treat a wound, it’s best to be able to create custom devices that suit each patient’s needs. Currently, making flexible… Read More »

Artificial Skin to Improve Sense of Touch, Help Study Neural Activity

At the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, researchers have created an interesting artificial “skin” that can sense touch while providing real-time haptic feedback in the form of vibrations. Because the sensors and actuators are completely embedded within this skin, it allows for near simultaneous closed-loop control of the system and makes it… Read More »

Aussies slack on skin cancer checkups

Jade Custance never spent time as a teenager lying in the sun trying to get a tan. “I didn’t go out sunbaking. I’m blonde, fair-skinned, I don’t tan,” the 37-year-old told AAP. “Growing up I’d been sunburnt here or there but not any more than anyone else I would think.” But after having 13 potentially… Read More »