Researchers develop electronic skin able to feel warm touch, solar radiation, measure body temperature

Researchers have developed a sensor suitable for electronic skin that can measure changes in body temperature, and react to sunlight and warm touch.

Electronic Skin 16 May 2019

LINKÖPING, Sweden – Inspired by the behavior of natural skin, researchers at the Linkoping University Laboratory of Organic Electronics in Linkoping, Sweden, have developed a sensor that will be suitable for use with electronic skin. It can measure changes in body temperature, and react to sunlight and warm touch. Laboratory Equipment reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

16 May 2019 -- Robotics, prostheses that react to touch, and health monitoring are three fields in which scientists globally are working to develop flexible electronic skin that has some form of sensitivity.

Researchers at Linköping University are combining several physical phenomena and materials to develop a sensor that can sense temperature variation that originates from the touch of a warm object, as well as the heat from solar radiation.

A voltage arises in pyroelectric materials when they are heated or cooled. It is the change in temperature that gives a signal, which is rapid and strong, but that decays almost as rapidly.

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