Monthly Archives: September 2011

The future of medical monitoring: Temporary tattoos in place of electrodes and wires

If you've ever had an EEG, you'll remember all the preparation that was required to get you hooked up properly to the monitoring device. There was sticky gel and tape and those pesky electrodes. According to the journal "Science", researchers have developed a patch which bends, wrinkles and stretches like skin. The patch would be applied to the body like a temporary tattoo and would contain the electronic components necessary for sensing, communications and relaying information from the body to a Read more [...]