Graphene temporary tattoo tracks health biometrics

Graphene temporary tattoo tracks health biometrics

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We have recently seen ways that temporary tattoos can be used to replace pin-prick blood tests, turn the body into a touchscreen, or act as functional interfaces. Now, researchers have designed a temporary tattoo that can be used as a wearable electronic device. The graphene health sensor, developed by a team led by Deji Akinwande and Nanshu Lu at the University of Texas at Austin, is similar to commercial health and fitness trackers. But because they are ultra-thin and can conform to the skin, they can provide a much higher quality of data. The researchers hope the tattoos might offer a replacement for existing medical sensors, which are taped to the skin and require a gel or paste to conduct.

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