Wearable, skin-like device 'monitors cardiovascular, skin health 24/7'

September 25, 2014 3:15 PM

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Wearable, skin-like device 'monitors cardiovascular, skin health 24/7'

The research team, including senior author Yonggang Huang of the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern, publish the details of their creation in the journal Nature Communications.

Around 5 cm2 in size, the device consists of up to 3,600 liquid crystals organized on a thin, soft and flexible substrate that can be placed directly on the skin.

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