Researchers at ETH Zurich have created ultra thin, clear and flexible circuitry
The circuitry is layered on a substance called parylene
The circuitry is so thin it can sit on top of a contact lens, or be wrapped around a human hair
The technology could be used as a smart textile for sports, or to monitor physiological factors like body temperature
Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) have created clear, flexible electronic circuitry that is so thin it can sit upon the surface of a contact lens, or be wrapped around a human hair. The research, led by Dr. Giovanni Salvatore, could ultimately be used for implantable medical devices. One such potential application suggested by the team is a “smart contact lens” that could monitor intraocular pressure for glaucoma patients.
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