Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health

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October 9, 2014

Wearable Skin Computer Offers Enormous Health Applications

NIBIB researchers have teamed-up with commercial partners to develop their "electronic skin" that looks like a tattoo but monitors and transmits data about the health status of the wearer. Applications include monitoring the movements of Parkinson's patients, remotely keeping tabs on your child's temperature, and even receiving an email from your wearable patch recommending the best skin care products based on your skin hydration and perspiration levels. Read more in the New York Times.