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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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Original languageEnglish
Article number7080864
Pages (from-to)4-10
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Nanotechnology Magazine
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

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.