No More Wires for Patients? Epidermal electronics–a Hot new Trend in Medicine

Confined to their hospital beds, patients can only fantasize about stripping off all the wires that connect them to monitors and bolting for the door.

Suppose, however, that all of a convalescent patient’s electrode patches were consolidated into a single, nearly invisible and weightless version ”” as thin as a temporary, press-on tattoo. And suppose that a tiny radio transmitter eliminated the need for any wires tethering the patient to monitoring machines.

“Epidermal electronics” ”” a term coined by researchers who have produced prototype devices at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ”” may enable constant medical monitoring anywhere.

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