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Wearable Electronic Skin Delivers Drugs, Monitors Health

Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 05:03 PM

By Nick Tate

Korean researchers have developed a wearable "electronic skin" patch that can deliver drugs, monitor your vital signs, store and send medical information.
 
The device, created by Donghee Son of South Korea's Institute for Basic Science, is ideal for immediate use by people with diabetes or heart disease, but eventually be an important way to help individuals keep track of their health.
 
In a report published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, researchers said the device is made of tiny titanium-gold particles placed on the bottom side of a Band-Aid-like elastic skin patch that can bend and twist without losing functionality. Drugs are delivered through the skin and activated by sensors inside the device.
 
Patients could wear it discretely, like a tattoo or a nicotine patch, the LiveScience Website reports.
 
Currently, the device must be connected to a power source, but researchers hope high-performing, low-profile batteries can be developed for use with the device, making it more mobile and compact.

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