WASHINGTON – Illinois University researchers have successfully tested an ultrathin medical diagnostics patch. The tattoo comprises an electronic circuit board which is inserted under the skin – requiring no glue or wires – and is thinner than a hair.
According to its designers, the patch will be used to monitor vital signs, proving especially useful for emergency diagnostic purposes. The chip would effectively supplant much of modern electrode based diagnostic machinery. The research group’s achievement was showcased in the last edition of Science.
12 August 2011 | 18:30 Viewed 229 times