These Integrated Circuits Could Totally Change Monitoring Vitals

By: Alyson Wyers - May 31, 2016
References: & digitaltrends
These fast and stretchy circuits could be the future of wearable technology.

The flexible integrated circuits were developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering professor Zhenqiang 'Jack' Ma. Similar to temporary tattoos, this invention would allow doctors and patients to monitor vital health information wirelessly, thanks to its ability to support a range of 0.3 to 300 GHz. Their snake-like structure enable the intertwined circuits to have this kind of power.

The stretchy circuits could have huge implications in the medical world, as it would eliminate much of the bulky equipment currently used to track vital signs in hospitals and medical facilities. It could also reduce the number of in-office visits, if patients and consumers had ready access to this sort of technology.