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A stretchable light-emitting device becomes an epidermal stopwatch. Image credit: Adapted from ACS Materials Letters 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.9b00376
A stretchable stopwatch lights up human skin

November 4, 2019

Imagine a runner who doesn’t need to carry a stopwatch or cell phone to check her time: She…
Artificial skin creates first ticklish devices

October 22, 2019

A new interface developed by researchers in Bristol and Paris takes touch technology to the next level by…
A chameleon-inspired smart skin changes color in the sun

September 16, 2019

Some creatures, such as chameleons and neon tetra fish, can alter their colors to camouflage themselves, attract a…
Scientists have developed an artificial skin with nanoscale fibres

July 3, 2019

Human skin is incredible. It is elastic, it is tough and for the most part it heals pretty…
Snake-inspired robot slithers even better than predecessor

April 29, 2019

Bad news for ophiophobes: Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed…
Researchers 3D print electronics and cells directly on skin

May 2, 2018

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota used a customized, low-cost 3D printer to…
Stanford researchers develop stretchable, touch-sensitive electronics

February 21, 2018

Of the many ways that humans make sense of our world – with our eyes, ears, nose and…
Flexible ‘skin’ can help robots, prosthetics perform everyday tasks by sensing shear force

October 18, 2017

If a robot is sent to disable a roadside bomb — or delicately handle an egg while cooking…
3D-printed ‘bionic skin’ could give robots the sense of touch

May 12, 2017

Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory…
Researchers create synthetic skin

November 19, 2016

It is thought that the device could be used in prosthetics, which would improve on current designs that…
‘Second skin’ uniform protects soldiers from biological and chemical agents in the field

August 4, 2016

In work that aims to protect soldiers from biological and chemical threats, a team of Lawrence Livermore National…
Artificial ‘skin’ could provide prosthetics with sensation

October 15, 2015

Using flexible organic circuits and specialized pressure sensors, researchers have created an artificial “skin” that can sense the…
Researchers equip humans with magnetic sense

February 4, 2015

Magnetoception is a sense which allows bacteria, insects and even vertebrates like birds and sharks to detect magnetic…
Artificial skin flexes when it comes into contact with a solvent vapour

July 22, 2014

An artificial skin now presented by a team working with scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids…
‘All systems go’ for a paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup

June 11, 2014

Prof. Gordon Cheng, TUM Institute for Cognitive Systems, with a prototype of CellulARSkin. (Photo: A. Heddergott / TUM)…
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