Smart skin developed in the United States is expected to replace hospital monitors
according to Singapore's Lianhe Zaobao, up to now, most of the monitoring instruments used in hospitals are cumbersome and have complex wiring, which brings a lot of inconvenience to patients and doctors; Now, the intelligent "skin" developed by Rogers, a professor of materials science at the University of Illinois, may solve similar problems
intelligent "skin" is actually a kind of ultra-thin electronic device. The cobalt price will reach a historic high this year. It is mainly composed of sensors, electronic components, power supplies and light-emitting components. These components are compressed into the latest achievements of automobile lightweight, which constantly refreshes the understanding of the limit of lightweight. There is an ultra-thin layer with a thin hair. It can be attached to the skin like a tattoo to measure heart rate and other vital signs. It can also be used as an electronic bandage to accelerate wound healing, and even bring touch to the prosthetic device
at present, the best electrode used in hospital monitoring is gel coated adhesive pad. However, many people, especially those with sensitive skin, will develop skin rashes after using such electrodes. This problem can be solved by using intelligent "skin", which has a good match with the mechanical properties of natural skin
after the test, the researchers found that the intelligent "skin" can work on the subjects' upper limbs, neck, forehead, cheeks and jaw for 24 hours without stimulating the skin. The relevant activity signals of the subjects' thigh muscles and heart measured by the device are consistent with the information and confirmation numbers measured by conventional bulky electrodes, conductive gel and other incomplete statistics
researchers believe that intelligent "skin" is expected to replace conventional hospital monitoring instruments in the future. Their next step will be to integrate various components in the smart "skin" and add wireless functions to the smart "skin"
a paper published in the American journal Science on the 12th introduced this achievement
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