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Ultrathin, elastic skin display display developed

Press Trust of India  |  Tokyo 

Scientists have developed an ultrathin elastic display that fits snugly on the skin and can show the vital signs of the body recorded by an integrated sensor. Combined with a wireless communication module, this integrated biomedical sensor system, called "skin electronics," can transmit biometric data to the cloud. Thanks to advances in semiconductor technology, can now monitor by measuring vital signs or taking an electrocardiogram, and then transmitting the data wirelessly to a The readings or electrocardiogram waveforms can be displayed on the screen in real time, or sent to the cloud or a where the information is stored. The newly system goes a step further by enhancing information accessibility for people such as the elderly or the infirm, who tend to have difficulty operating and obtaining data from existing devices and interfaces. It promises to ease the strain on in aging societies through continuous, non-invasive and at home. The new integrated system combines a flexible, deformable display with a lightweight sensor composed of a breathable nanomesh electrode and Medical data measured by the sensor, such as an electrocardiogram, can either be sent wirelessly to a for viewing or to the cloud for storage. In the latest research, the display showed a moving electrocardiogram waveform that was stored in memory. The skin display consists of a 16x24 array of micro LEDs and stretchable wiring mounted on a "Our skin display exhibits simple graphics with motion. Because it is made from thin and soft materials, it can be deformed freely," said at the in Japan. The display is stretchable by as much as 45 per cent of its original length. It is far more resistant to the wear and tear of stretching than previous wearable displays. It is built on a novel structure that minimises the stress resulting from stretching on the juncture of hard materials, such as the micro LEDs, and soft materials, like the elastic wiring - a leading cause of damage for other models. It is the first stretchable display to achieve superior durability and stability in air, such that not a single pixel failed in the matrix-type display while attached snugly onto the skin and continuously subjected to the stretching and contracting motion of the body. The nanomesh skin sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without causing any Although this sensor, developed in an earlier study, was capable of measuring temperature, pressure and myoelectricity (the electrical properties of muscle), it successfully recorded an electrocardiogram for the first time in the latest research.

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First Published: Sun, February 18 2018. 17:10 IST