Kirigami inspires superior e-skin patch

MIT SkinA new conformable, sensor-embedded patch can monitor someone’s health without malfunctioning or peeling away even when the wearer is perspiring.

The patch, jointly developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers in the US and researchers in South Korea, is patterned with artificial sweat ducts, similar to pores in human skin, etched through the material’s ultrathin layers.

For the full story, see the August 2021 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.