New “skin” could help prosthetics and robots sense injuries

June 28th, 2021

An artificial skin attached to a person’s knee develops a purple “bruise” when hit forcefully against a metal cabinet. Photo: Adapted from ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c04911.  When a person bumps an elbow against a wall, they not only feel pain but can also experience bruising. But robots and prosthetic limbs don’t have these […]

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Researchers create self-healing electronic “skin”

April 8th, 2019

A team of researchers has created an electronic skin that includes functionality similar to underwater invertebrates such as jellyfish. The team from National University of Singapore Materials Science and Engineering was led by Assistant Professor Benjamin Tee and had collaboration from Tsinghua University, China, and the University of California Riverside. The touch-sensitive, stretchable, transparent material […]

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Customizable wearable technology introduced

November 18th, 2016

Xenoma Inc. wants to make wearable technology more available to the general consumer. The company’s “e-skin” is a platform-based solution for wearable electronics apparel where the number, type and location of sensors can be fully customizable. A spin-off company from the University of Tokyo, the company is developing human-friendly technologies utilizing study results at academic […]

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