Jon M. Chang
Jul 23, 2013 6:00am
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Image credit: UC Berkeley
Bendable sensors and displays have made the tech rounds before, but a team of engineers at the University of California-Berkeley have found a way to combine the two.
Ali Javey and his lab have successfully created e-skin, a pressure-sensitive circuit array that is thin, flexible, and luminescent. His research can be found in the journal Nature Materials.
“It’s called skin, but the material is for more than just prosthetic limbs,” said Javey, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the university.
He sees the human body’s skin as a thin and stretchable substance that relays all types of information like touch and temperature.
“It provides us with the ability to interface with the environment,” he told ABC News. “That’s skin.”
Read more at ABC News

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