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New sensors for skin monitoring have been developed.
- April 7, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Developers of biosensors and bioelectronics from Bringhampton University in the UK, together with colleagues from the University of New York, presented a very unusual development today, which is a special type of skin monitoring sensor. Created for the purpose of ensuring and improving the current sensory control over the restoration of skin tissue and the treatment of subcutaneous wounds, the project of such a sensor managed to survive quite a few iterations before it was finally presented by scientists. It is worth noting that, in terms of its functionality and characteristics, the skin sensor is almost analogous to real skin, including its degree of flexibility and strength.
Thus, the new sensory development, created in collaboration with American researchers, has allowed specialists from the Laboratory of Bioengineering at Bringhampton University to experiment quite boldly and effectively with various types of such monitoring skin sensor. As a result, the specialists turned out to have a skin sensor that has almost the same properties as real skin, while the sensor is clearly ahead of many alternative developments in the same field of activity in terms of its monitoring functionality.
It is worth noting that one of the most interesting and visible features of the sensor is its ability to monitor the level of lactation and minor injuries in real time, which in turn will in theory allow doctors to more closely and accurately monitor the progress of treatment and recovery of wounds. In addition, the current version of the skin sensor somehow differs in some interesting features that will surely get its development in the future.
For example, sensors of this kind can become even smaller and be used as additional monitoring accessories in practical medicine – at least, this is indicated by the specialists of the original skin sensor. In addition, they still have to resolve a number of technical and chemical issues regarding the increase in the specific level of sensor strength and resistance to various third-party chemicals and compounds.