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Photos of the Day: 'Electronic skin' can store and deliver medicine

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:22pm
ECN Staff

Researchers from the University of Texas in Austin have developed a wearable device known as “electronic skin” that can store and transmit data and release drugs into the skin.

Read: This ‘electronic skin’ will revolutionize medicine

The device is a bit like an electronic parfait — layers of stretchable nanomaterials in a tiny package. It consists of temperature and motion-detecting sensors, resistive RAM for data storage, microheaters, and medications.

According to the study’s co-author Nanshu Lu, a mechanical engineer at the University of Texas in Austin, the sticky patch is “about 4 centimeters long, 2 centimeters wide, and just .3 millimeters thick.”

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