The team of the researcher led by Professor Kyung-In Jang of Robotics Engineering developed wearable Electronic Skin, that helps to track the heart rate as well as other health data. The developed electronic skin offers a sign of progress over existing trackers such as portability, the ability to stick the self-adhesive patch, greater flexibility.
The electronic skin involves Fifty component those are associated with a network of 250 tiny wire coils embedded in protective silicone. The delicate material empowers it to comply with the body. The skin remotely transmits information on development as well as breath and electrical movement in the heart, eyes, and cerebrum to a cell phone application.
To maximizes, flexibility, the three-dimensional tiny wires coils used in this device so without breaking the coils can stretch and contract like a spring. In unusual spider web pattern, the coils, as well as sensor components, are also configured that ensures “uniform and extreme levels of stretchability and bendability in any direction”. The experts link the plan to an interfacing sensors, circuits, winding, twisting vine as well as radios like individual leaves on the vine.
The developed electronic skin could be used in most of the applications such as disease treatment, continuous health monitoring. Professor Jang said, “Combining big data and artificial intelligence technologies, the wireless biosensors can be developed into an entire medical system which allows portable access to the collection, storage, and analysis of health signals and information”. Further, he added, “We will continue further studies to develop electronic skins which can support interactive telemedicine and treatment systems for patients in blind areas for medical services such as rural houses in mountain village”.