E-Skin Research from China Modeled from Jelly Fish Skin that Glows in Dark

Published by , November 6, 2017 1:00 pm

(COSMOS)  E-skin research is both widespread and robust, with products in demand for multiple uses in fields as varied as factory design and prosthetics. Recently it was announced that an electronic skin that takes a lesson from jellyfish and glows when in danger of being damaged is being developed by a team of scientists in China.
The team has designed a flexible e-skin that is sensitive to both slight and heavy pressure. When it feels force above an alarm-set trigger level, it glows. To create their new skin, the researchers looked for inspiration to a species of deep sea crown jellyfish called Atolla wyvillei. The animal is bioluminescent, and flashes brightly whenever it senses danger

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