Japanese researchers create a display with incredibly thin elastic skin

An ultra-thin, very elastic skin display that can display your heartbeat and other vital statistics in real-time was created by a team of Japanese researchers.

Scientists from the University of Tokyo developed a system that combines a flexible wiring array, a 16 x 24 micro LED array, and a breathable nanomesh electrode. Because it is only 1 millimeter thick, the display adheres to the skin tightly. Although stretchy displays have been seen before, this one is more durable and can survive repeated stretching by up to 45 percent without losing any functionality.

Someya, who oversaw the study, stated that “our skin display presents simple images with motion.”

It can be readily deformed because it is constructed of thin, pliable materials.

The device, which resembles a bandage, is wirelessly linked to an electrocardiogram that can track the user’s heartbeat in real time. Additionally, a wireless communication module is installed on board for sending biometric information to the cloud.

Japanese researchers created a display with incredibly thin elastic skin.

This technology, applied to the palm or back of the hand, may be very helpful for patients in hospitals and home care settings. It would be less uncomfortable if patients didn’t have to be connected to large monitoring gadgets, and doctors and family members could see immediately if the user needed assistance. The elderly, who could have trouble accessing data from current gadgets and interfaces, would also benefit from it.

Someya continues, “In order to lessen the strain on patients and family members providing nursing care, the current aging society demands user-friendly wearable sensors for monitoring patient vitals.”

Our method might be one of the long-awaited answers to meet this requirement, which would ultimately improve many people’s quality of life.

If all goes according to plan, the skin display will be available on the market in three years. The technology could be especially helpful in Japan, which is rapidly aging its population.

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