Electronic skin will turn your entire body into a digital display

Electronic skin will turn your entire body into a digital display

With the rise of DIY-cyborgs and biohackers implanting LED lights under their skin, it’s safe to say our future will be, well, flashy. But despite the obvious interest in the fusion of flesh and circuitry for everything from biomedical applications to the enhancement of Grinders’ personal styles, there’s still a long way to go before we see its widespread use to enhance or restore the body’s functions.

The primary impediment to our cyborg future is developing the materials that can both adapt to the body’s unique environmental conditions without doing further bodily harm or sacrificing an immense amount of efficiency in the materials used. Yet in recent months scientists have made a lot of headway in this direction thanks to breakthroughs like super-stretchy circuitry and, most recently, an electronic skin that can turn your palm into an LED display.

As detailed in Science Advances, a team of researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed an ultra-thin and ultra-flexible film which they put to use as an LED display, effectively creating an electronic skin. Such a device will allow for e-skin displays of biomedical data such as blood oxygen level or for heart rates, which could prove to be a ma...

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