Smart Skins: Could they be the ultimate sensing tool? Today\uFFFDs industry and personal medical care both strongly demand accurate, reliable, robust, lo
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|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2015|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
Today's industry and personal medical care both strongly demand accurate, reliable, robust, low-power, and low-cost methods to sense changes in the environment and the condition of the body. This is where the concept of smart skin comes in. Smart skins can monitor changes in environmental parameters, such as temperature, strain, and the presence of ambient gas, and communicate. The smart skin concept can also be extended to that of wearable electronic devices for continuous monitoring and reporting of critical biosignals. There are a lot of challenges for the state of the art of smart skin, such as expensive fabrication methods, a lack of flexibility and mobility, and the large area fabrication method.