Turning your skin into an electronic interface!
A team at the Someya Lab of Tokyo University have developed a super-thin and flexible electronic skin, capable of displaying information. A breakthrough for organic electronics, they use OLEDS that don’t degrade in air or water. To demonstrate its potential, the research team created a device tapped to a person’s finger that can monitor the concentration of oxygen in the subject’s blood.
The research team believes a functionalized body may replace the smartphone in the future. No need to carry bulky devices or wearables: our skin becomes a zero-interface giving us information anywhere, anytime.
Spotted in 2018
By HEC PARIS (France)