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Engineering Minute – Touch Sensitive Electronic Skin

electronic skin allows prostheses to sense touch

Stanford University researchers have developed a way to produce thin, stretchable electronic circuits featuring extremely sensitive integrated touch-sensors. These flexible circuits can detect something as delicate as the footprint of a ladybug. Additionally, the team has developed a way to mass produce these electronics with the help of an inkjet printer to paint on certain polymer layers. When tested, the circuit was able to be stretched up to twice it's size all while maintaining function and structural integrity. Learn more about electronic skin at Stanford University

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