Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Researchers developed electronic Skin namely “Eskin”



Scientists at the University of Tokyo has been able to apply sensors on a thin, flexible sheet. The Eskin marked a breakthrough in the development of flexible electrical conductors. Modern Smart phone touch screens are easy to use and powerful, but previously it had one major drawback: they cannot be bent. Blame it on the most commonly used silicon chips. The "electronic skin", the researchers presented the University of Tokyo now, can bend, fold or crumple even - though the labels affixed to their sensors continue to work properly. The scientists succeeded, to a plastic film which is about 1.2 micrometers thick (20 times as thin as the cling film), vapor-touch sensitive circuits. The feather-light film can be attached to any object - even on our skin. The applications are numerous: A film could be used in future as an intelligent patch and constantly monitor the healing process, for example by the sensors measure the blood pressure or pulse. You can also apply to produce or to control a temperature by solar power. And The "Eskin" is of course also possible as an alternative to the commonly used today touch screen and controls on electronic devices. A similar invention comes from California, where scientists developed a film that is fatter compared to Eskin (such as a sheet of paper), but can do more. Already, working pressure sensitive sensors and small OLEDs are in it. If you touch the film, it begins to glow. Currently, it is still as a laboratory product, which is provided by the researcher only in very small quantities. Later, they can be developed at the University of Tokyo Austrian Martin Kaltenbrunner in bulk. And can offer such films as cheap as possible when mass production is started.

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