John Rogers, a materials scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has refined its wearable electronics and now he can apply the biostamp’s thin, stretchy electronics directly on human skin.
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Rogers and his team at the University of Illinois, by applying the circuits directly to the skin, were able to achieve super thin profile and makes it shower- and swim-proof, during the two weeks it lasts before being exfoliated with your skin.
John Rogers said:
“What we’ve found is that you don’t even need the elastomer backing. You can use a rubber stamp to just deliver the ultrathin mesh electronics directly to the surface of the skin.”
The researchers also found that they could use commercially available “spray-on bandage” products to add a thin protective layer and bond the system to the skin in a “very robust way,” he says.