Flexible, recyclable electronic skin heals itself
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We have already seen temporary tattoos that can be used as health trackers and as an electronic interface. But these devices currently have limited lifespans, making them unsuitable or too expensive for widespread use. Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have now developed a healable, recyclable, electronic skin which can be embedded with flexible sensors. The e-skin can be bent or twisted to create a custom fit. It offers a way to design more cost-effective and recyclable health monitors, robotics and prosthetics. The skin was created by teams in the university’s Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry and Biochemistry departments,…
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