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E-Skin - Evolution Of Technology

Harikrishnan U

   


Technology is ever evolving and becoming more compact as time passes. A team of Japanese innovators has come up with “E- skin” that will re invent the concepts of display devices as we know it.

A team from University of Tokyo has come with an organic based “e- skin” based on technology similar to that Organic light emitting Diode (OLED).  These E-Skins are based on carbon polymers rather than Gold or Silicon, making them much lighter.

The non- bio degradable nature of the material makes it possible to make the E-skin to be electronically laminated to the surface of the skin. This will allow the human skin to be electronically functional.

Previous technology had to depend on glasses which drastically limited the flexibility of technology. E skin is protected with a passivation layer which protects the organic material from water vapour and oxygen. The entire device can thus be just 3 micrometers (a strand of hair is 40 micrometers!)

This technology could be used to monitor the health, for example the blood oxygen levels in a human being. It could replace smartphones as we know it; future smartphones could be directly embedded to your skin.

Scientists have succeeded in using for analog and digital devices on the skin with the e- skin being able to withstand distortions without affecting its functionality. Once the commercial production of such a technology becomes feasible, we can expect a revolutionary upheaval of technology.Technology is ever evolving and becoming more compact as time passes. A team of Japanese innovators has come up with “E- skin” that will re invent the concepts of display devices as we know it.

A team from University of Tokyo has come with an organic based “e- skin” based on technology similar to that Organic light emitting Diode (OLED).  These E-Skins are based on carbon polymers rather than Gold or Silicon, making them much lighter.

The non- bio degradable nature of the material makes it possible to make the E-skin to be electronically laminated to the surface of the skin. This will allow the human skin to be electronically functional.

Previous technology had to depend on glasses which drastically limited the flexibility of technology. E skin is protected with a passivation layer which protects the organic material from water vapour and oxygen. The entire device can thus be just 3 micrometers (a strand of hair is 40 micrometers!)

This technology could be used to monitor the health, for example the blood oxygen levels in a human being. It could replace smartphones as we know it; future smartphones could be directly embedded to your skin.

Scientists have succeeded in using for analog and digital devices on the skin with the e- skin being able to withstand distortions without affecting its functionality. Once the commercial production of such a technology becomes feasible, we can expect a revolutionary upheaval of technology.

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