Printable sensors help keep an eye on your health round the clock!

by Gavril Mankoo

As technology in the medical world constantly develops, we’ve been coming across a host of new innovations that combine the use of gizmos to the advantage of health-care. Researchers have now come up with a way to directly “print” sensor systems on human skin, allowing users to monitor their heart-rates constantly and also keep a check on healing areas.

These “epidermal electronics” were demonstrated by John Rogers, a materials scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Using ultrathin electrodes, electronics, sensors, and wireless power and communication systems, these printable sensors attach to the skin, record and transmit electrophysiological measurements.


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