Low-Power Stretchable Display

Low-Power Stretchable Display

Imagine a bandage that could tell healthcare workers at a glance what was going on underneath. Does a dressing need to be changed? Is there bacterial growth that indicates an infection? Is the temperature of the skin hotter or colder than normal, which could indicate...
Stretchable Patch Senses UV Light

Stretchable Patch Senses UV Light

We’ve known for a long time that there’s a link between overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) light and skin cancer. The solution has been to cover up or lather on the sunscreen, but there are not many ways to easily measure your exposure to the radiation....
New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

New Electronic Skin Senses Direction

One challenge for artificial limbs — whether they are attached to a robot or to a human as a prosthetic — is to sense pressure. The feedback from your fingertips tells you if you are gripping an object firmly enough. If it starts to slip, you can sense it...