Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ultra-Thin E-Skin Could Lead To Advances In Medicine

DNP eskin
Remember the names Martin Kaltenbrunner and Takao Someya -- that way, you'll have someone to blame when kids start pointing and laughing at gadgets we consider high-tech today. Leading a team of University of Tokyo researchers, they have recently developed a flexible, skin-like material that can detect pressure while also being virtually indestructible. Think of the possibilities: with a thickness of one nanometer, this could be used to create a second skin that can monitor your vital signs or medical implants that you can barely feel, if at all. Also, temperature sensors could be added to make life-like skin for prosthetics... or even robots! Like other similar studies, however, the researchers have a long journey ahead before we see this super-thin material in medicine. Since it could lead to bendy gadgets and wearable electronics first, don't be surprised if your children call iPhones "so 2013" in the not-too-distant future.

Originally posted on: Engadget


  1. Really? So 2013? Are you proud of that sentence? Did it make you feel like a prophet, or a trend setter? Can't you just inform us, or were you hoping for a Pulitzer, here?

  2. ^Well somebody was feeling douchey this morning.

  3. YES!
    It's my hopes that by the time I'm old, I'll be able to piece by piece transform myself into a robot, so I may live almost immortally and able to learn all I can about the universe around us.
    So now I see they already have my skin prepared! :D