Skin-Thin Electronics Set To Revolutionize Medical And Photo Applications

An international team of researchers from the United States, China and Singapore have developed a hair-thin electronic patch that adheres to the skin without glue. The patch is in fact an epidermal electronic system (EES), micro-electronics technology that integrates with the skin.

The device is wireless, nearly weightless, less than 50-microns thick (thinner than a human hair) and requires so little power it can fuel itself with miniature solar collectors or even by picking up stray or transmitted electromagnetic radiation.

Besides medical applications (sleep apnea, neonatal care, electronic bandages, brain monitor, etc.), one practical application that is already available is flexible electronics for hemispherical camera sensors.

I’m not sure what hemispherical sensors are used for, but imagine being able to change the shape of the sensor dynamically in a camera, or even having a spherical sensor for a 360° an all round panoramic or surveillance camera.

Read the article at: breitbart.