Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change
The first step on my journey to become 7 of 9.
This flexible circuit could accommodate a stock battery, an accelerometer, a Wi-Fi chip, and a Bluetooth circuitry, for instance, all living on your skin rather than inside your iPhone. And as an added bonus, it would be relatively cheap.
Has good healthcare applications too:
That price matches the longevity, as Rogers tells us the sticky circuits will last hours, maybe a day, before you have to remove them. For now, the team’s research focuses on health care applications. They’ve designed their device as a 24/7 body monitoring patch to be used in tricky field tests like sleep studies, where bulkier hardware is a burden. (As we reported before, Rogers would like to eventually create circuits that can stick to your organs.) Health monitoring is far from a pipe dream. In the researchers’ testing, the sticky circuits measured EKG/EEGs, for instance, with as much accuracy as existing machinery.
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