Beautiful Science

Researchers have developed a hypoallergenic electronic sensor which can be worn on the skin for a week, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on. The elastic electrode constructed of breathable nanoscale meshes could hold the k
PHOTO: 2017 SOMEYA LABORATORY

Researchers have developed a hypoallergenic electronic sensor which can be worn on the skin for a week, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on.

The elastic electrode constructed of breathable nanoscale meshes could hold the key to developing non-invasive e-skin devices to monitor a person's health, said the University of Tokyo.

The current from a flexible battery placed near the knuckle powers the LED below the fingernail.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2017, with the headline 'Beautiful Science'. Print Edition | Subscribe