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The Epidermal Electronic System has Implications for Health

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Aug 14, 2011 • References: dvice and engadget
The concept of embedding computer chips beneath the flesh creeps more than a few people out, but in terms of reaping the benefits of such a perceptive scheme, the Epidermal Electronic System is likely to appeal more to the masses.

John Rogers and a team of brilliant researchers and technologists have developed a flexible circuit that's contained within a piece of water soluble plastic and can be applied to the surface of you skin with a dab of H2O and some pressure in the exact same way that one pastes on a temporary tattoo. The pliant material of the Epidermal Electronic System (EES) is able to stretch in every direction with your moving flesh.

Implications - The epidermal-integrated sensors allow for the tracking of patients' vital signs, but the invention also has great potential for video gaming technologies and can be combined with RFID tags, LEDs, wireless antennas, transistors, photodetectors, solar cells and capacitors.