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Smart Skin: Electronics That Stick and Stretch Like a Temporary Tattoo

August 11, 2011

an epidermal electronic system Engineers have developed a device platform that combines electronic components for sensing, medical diagnostics, communications and human-machine interfaces, all on an ultrathin, skin-like patch that mounts directly onto the skin with the ease, flexibility and comfort of a temporary tattoo. Full Story

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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