Electronic Skin That Heals Could be the Future of Prosthetics, Robotics
Researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder have developed a new type of electronic skin that’s soft but tough. This electronic skin is able to mimic how real skin feels and capable of healing itself, and it’s recyclable.
Like Real Skin, But Better
The skin is an organ that’s easily taken for granted, but it actually does a great deal of work. Human skin is sensitive, able to receive varied stimuli. At the same time, it’s robust enough to endure bruises and cuts, while being able to heal itself in a relatively short time. As scientists develop so-called electronic skin, or e-skin, the challenge is to incorporate all of these properties.