Electronic ‘Skin’ Could Help Future Prosthetics Feel Pressure and Temperature

Scientists are working on developing electronic skin for human-machine interactions such as prosthetic devices, robotics, wearable health monitors, and virtual reality, reported by Science Daily and sourced by the American Chemical Society.

Electronic skins would allow sensations similar to nerves in the human body to be felt, such as pressure and temperature changes.

An ultra thin, stretchable form of electronic skin was in a recent report in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces by researchers. A challenge scientists are finding is keeping the flexibility for movement while putting an ultra thin electrical circuit onto a complex 3D surface.

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