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Epidermal Electronics – the latest in Medical Wearables

by on Jun.10, 2013, under Medical Wearables, Wearables

Electronic tattoo filled with sensors reads your vitals and reports them wirelessly.

Electronic tattoo filled with sensors reads your vitals and reports them wirelessly.

John Rogers and his team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign improved their first attempt at stick-on electronics tattoos and have created a more durable product to withstand up to 2 weeks of use. With electrodes, sensors, wireless communication the device attaches to the skin with a rubber stamp. Once connected the temporary tattoo reads the users vitals and reports them wirelessly.  This means patients who have had surgery can still be under the watchful eye of a health provider without having to physically take a bed in a hospital or sit in a doctor’s office.  While research continues to improve the tattoo’s  wireless capabilities, Roger estimates that the product should be available for commercial use through MC10 in less than 2 years.

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