Free Trend Report Free 2019 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

ElectroDermis Allows Wearables to Be Applied Like Bandages

In a collaboration between Soft Machines Lab and Morphing Matter Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, researchers developed ElectroDermis, a futuristic way for wearable technology to be sported on the body with the same ease as applying a bandage. This innovation makes it possible for a variety of wearables to be used for medical, fitness of lifestyle-tracking purposes.

While there are some tattoos and invasive implants that can be permanently placed in the body, this system offers an alternative method for making the most of wearables in a way that's both functional and aesthetically pleasing with its futuristic look. The ElectroDermis system is said to offer a comfortable, untethered experience for people that adapts to the dynamic nature of the ever-moving body.