Skin Sensors Are the Future of Health Care

July 17, 2019

(Nature) – Thin, soft electronic systems that stick onto skin are beginning to transform health care. Millions of early versions of sensors, computers and transmitters woven into flexible films, patches, bandages or tattoos are being deployed in dozens of trials in neurology applications alone; and their numbers growing rapidly. Within a decade, many people will wear such sensors all the time. The data they collect will be fed into machine-learning algorithms to monitor vital signs, spot abnormalities and track treatments.