Electronic skin

Tiny, nearly invisible devices stick to skin, ‘talk’ to computers

By Stephen Ornes, 13:35 PM January 18, 2012





James Bond and his enemies would be interested in the goings-on at the laboratory of John Rogers. So would Batman, the Spy Kids, Darth Vader and their enemies. That’s because Rogers, a materials scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, mixes electronics with the human body to create new devices not found even in science fiction.


Make room, Lord Vader. There’s a new kind of cyborg in town.


Rogers and his collaborators have built an electronic device that’s smaller than a...

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