Imperceptible sensors can be printed directly on human skin

picture1 4Scientists have developed a method to make adaptive and eco-friendly sensors that can be directly and imperceptibly printed onto a wide range of biological surfaces, from a finger to a flower petal.

The method, developed by researchers from the UK’s University of Cambridge, takes its inspiration from spider silk, which can conform and stick to a range of surfaces.

These “spider silks” also incorporate bioelectronics, so that different sensing capabilities can be added to the “web”.

For the full story, see the July 2024 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


Photo: Huang Lab/University of Cambridge