“Stretchy Circuits” to redefine Internet of Things

June 1, 2016 5:12 pm | Updated 4 months ago.

A team of engineers at the University of Wisconsin- Madison have developed the world’s fastest wearables that have an integrated circuit that adheres to the skin like a tattoo. These wearables are capable of monitoring the health of the person wearing it wirelessly doing away with the need for cables. The details about these integrated circuits were first published in the journal of Advanced Functional Materials on May 27th, 2016 by a team of researchers led by Professor Zhenqiang Jack Ma.

According to Professor Jack Ma, this platform will pave the way for a lot of new capabilities. The newly designed platform is shaped as a serpentine and supports frequencies in the range of 0.3 GHz to 300 GHz. This range is equivalent to the future 5G standard. The shape of the circuits helps in protecting the transmission lines from any disturbances. It also helps in containing the electromagnetic waves that flow through, preventing any loss of current. This research was also supported by Air Force Office of Scientific Research.


Source: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/161953/20160530/fast-stretchy-circuits-may-redefine-internet-of-things-wearable-tech-for-your-skin-coming-soon.htm
Date of Publication: May 30 ,2016