This tattoo-like display is made possible by a new ultra-thin protective ‘E-skin’

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 1:39 AM

That’s the goal of work by researchers at the Univ of Tokyo, who have invented an ultra-thin “E-skin” that can defend flexible electronics and create things love on-skin displays possible.

This tattoo-like display is made possible by a new ultra-thin protective ‘E-skin’

It sounds love something out of Star Trek: a patch thinner than a band-aid that you slap on your arm and, within moments, it lights up with heart rate, blood sugar, and so on — then peels off a few days later. That’s the goal of work by researchers at the Univ of Tokyo, who have invented an ultra-thin “E-skin” that can defend flexible electronics and create things love on-skin displays possible.

Electronics have been stuck to the skin before, of course, or drawn on with conductive ink, but even substrates just a millimeter thick are Ltd in flexibility. The research headed by Takao Someya and Tomoyuki Yokota drops that thickness by an order of magnitude.

The E-skin could, maybe uncharitably, be described as bright plastic wrap. The layered Silicon Oxynitrite and Parylene enclose a super-thin substrate on which the team mounted similarly thinly and flexible OLED displays and photosensitive diodes. The whole thing stretches and crumples along with the skin, but is sealed well sufficient against the elements that it can latest for days before failing — previous (and thicker) devices only lasted hours.

The displays shown over are proof of the concept: they require electrodes instead of being powered by body heat or flexible batteries, and of course don’t actually read anything just yet.

“What would the world be love if we'd displays that could adhere to our bodies and even indicate our emotions or level of stress or unease?” asks Someya in a news release accompanying the paper, which was published Friday in Science Advances.

Probably very creepy. But there are also tons of legitimate medical and consumer applications towards which research love this advances us.

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