Scientists led by Cunjiang Yu, PhD, Bill D. Cook Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston, have developed a new form of electronics known as “drawn-on-skin electronics,” allowing multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen.
The advance, described in a paper entitled “Ultra-conformal drawn-on-skin electronics for multifunctional motion artifact-free sensing and point-of-care treatment,” in Nature Communications, allows for the collection of more precise, motion artifact-free health data, solving the long-standing problem of collecting precise biological data through a wearable device when the subject is in motion, according to the researchers.
“An accurate extraction of physiological and physical signals from human skin is crucial for health monitoring, disease prevention, and treatment. Recent advances in wearable bioelectronics directly embedded to the epidermal surface are a promising solution for future epidermal sensing. However, the existing wearable bioelectronics are susceptible to motion artifacts