The circuits' filamentary serpentine shape allows them to bend, twist, scrunch and stretch while maintaining functionality (Image: John Rogers)
An ultrathin, electronic patch with the mechanics of skin, applied to the wrist for EMG and other measurements (Image: John Rogers)
Wearable electronics generally take the form of clothing embedded with electronics or miniature electronic devices that can be worn close to the body for purposes such as medical monitoring and communications. Now engineers have developed a device that places electronic components onto an ultra-thin skin-like patch that can be mounted directly onto the skin, paving the way for skin-mounted electronics that could be used for sensing, medical diagnostics, communications and human-machine interfaces.
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