As we all know that electronics plays a very prominent role in the development of simple devices for further used for any purpose. Today’s world is the technological world and we all are surrounded by several electronics gadgets. Multiple achievements are being achieved by the researchers in this particular field by invention of many amazing things and Artificial Skin is one of them.
It is an ultrathin and electronic device which can be attached to the skin and able to measure electrical activity of heart, brain waves and also other signals. As the human skin is efficient is providing sensory perception of temperature, touch and air flow, the ultimate goal of the researchers is to develop sensors on flexible substrates which are compliant to curved surfaces.
The one and only objective of the researchers behind making the artificial skin is to make a revolutionary change in robotics along with medical field and flexible electronics. As skin is the significant and large organ in our body, this artificial skin is able to replace it as per our need.
The prime objective of the artificial skin is to sense heat, pressure, touch along with air flow and every that thing which a human skin senses. It is the sufficient replacement for the prosthetic limbs and robotic arms. It is known by many names such as electronic skin, sensitive skin, synthetic skin or fake skin but the applications is same which is akin replacement.
It is a boon for all those people who have suffered skin trauma like severe burns or skin diseases etc. It is an interactive electronic skin which can be performed on plastic can be wrapped around different objects for enabling a new form of HMI. Many flexible electronic circuits have been created which are also attached to the wearer’s skin by using a rubber stamp.
Initially, they have designed the tattoos in order to measure the health of their patients remotely or without any need of expensive machinery. It can be stuck to the wearer’s body by using a rubber stamp and also protected through spray on bandages. These tattoos use high performance silicon which can be stretched up to 200 percent and also monitor the temperature, hydration and strain.
There are large area ultrasonic sensor arrays which could be helpful in keeping robots and human out of the trouble. This can cover an entire robot body and could work as a 360 degree proximity sensor. It can also measure the difference between the robot and external obstacles.