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Adv Healthc Mater. 2015 May;4(7):983-90. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201400761. Epub 2015 Feb 19.

Tattoo conductive polymer nanosheets for skin-contact applications.

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1
Center for Micro-BioRobotics @SSSA, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Viale R. Piaggio 34, 56025, Pontedera, Italy.
2
The Biorobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Viale R. Piaggio 34, 56025, Pontedera, Italy.
3
Department of Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Science, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Morego 30, 16163, Genova, Italy.

Abstract

Conductive tattoo nanosheets are fabricated on top of decal transfer paper and transferred on target surfaces as temporary transfer tattoos. Circuits are patterned with ink-jet printing. Tattoo nanosheets are envisioned as unperceivable human-device interfaces because of conformal adhesion to complex surfaces including skin. They are tested as dry electrodes for surface electromyography (sEMG), which permits the control of a robotic hand.

KEYWORDS:

conducting polymeric nanofilms; conformable electronics; ink-jet; organic bioelectronics; tattoo

PMID:
25702914
DOI:
10.1002/adhm.201400761
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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