Press Releases

2017.07.18

Inflammation-free, gas-permeable, lightweight, stretchable on-skin electronics with nanomeshes:Professor Takao Someya, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, and other researchers.

Thin-film electronic devices can be integrated with skin for health monitoring and/or for interfacing with machines. Minimal invasiveness is highly desirable when applying wearable electronics directly onto human skin. However, manufacturing such on-skin electronics on planar substrates results in limited gas permeability. Therefore, it is necessary to systematically investigate their long-term physiological and psychological effects. As a demonstration of substrate-freeelectronics, here we show the successful fabrication of inflammation-free, highly gas-permeable, ultrathin, lightweight and stretchable sensors that can be directly laminated onto human skin for long periods of time, realized with a conductive nanomesh structure. A one-week skin patch test revealed that the risk of inflammation caused by on-skin sensors can be significantly suppressed by using the nanomesh sensors. Furthermore, a wireless system that can detect touch, temperature and pressure is successfully demonstrated using a nanomesh with excellent mechanical durability. In addition, electromyogram recordings were successfully taken with minimal discomfort to the user.

 

 

 

Nature Nanotechnology:https://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nnano.2017.125.html

EurekAlert!: https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/uot-bwe071217.php

eHealthNews.eu: http://www.ehealthnews.eu/research/5306-breathable-wearable-electronics-on-skin-for-long-term-health-monitoring

Medical News Today: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/318525.php

CO.DESIGN: https://www.fastcodesign.com/90133917/technology-will-soon-live-imperceptibly-on-your-skin

New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/health/breathable-wearable-sensor-temporary-tattoo.html

ScienceDaily:https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170717110502.htm

Phys.org: https://phys.org/news/2017-07-breathable-wearable-electronics-skin-long-term.html

ScienceNewsline: http://www.sciencenewsline.com/news/2017071717580093.html

BioSpace: http://www.biospace.com/News/breathable-wearable-electronics-on-skin-for-long/463201

MarketScale: http://marketscale.com/industries/healthcare/breathable-wearable-electronics-on-skin-for-long-term-health-monitoring/

Nanotechnology World Association: https://www.nanotechnologyworld.org/single-post/2017/07/18/Breathable-wearable-electronics-on-skin-for-long-term-health-monitoring

Medindia: http://www.medindia.net/news/healthinfocus/skin-sensor-with-nanomeshes-can-be-used-over-prolonged-duration-171771-1.htm

Medgadget: https://www.medgadget.com/2017/07/breathable-flexible-electronics-allow-long-term-skin-health-monitoring.html