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Adv Sci (Weinh). 2019 Apr 1;6(11):1900186. doi: 10.1002/advs.201900186. eCollection 2019 Jun 5.

Second Skin Enabled by Advanced Electronics.

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Department of Chemical Engineering Kyung Hee University Yongin 17104 Republic of Korea.
Department of Chemical Engineering Stanford University Stanford CA 94305 USA.


Electronic second skin is touted as the next interface to expand applications of electronics for natural and seamless interactions with humans to enable smart health care, the Internet of Things, and even to amplify human sensory abilities. Thus, electronic materials are now being actively investigated to construct "second skin." Accordingly, electronic devices are desirable to have skin-like properties such as stretchability, self-healing ability, biocompatibility, and biodegradability. This work reviews recent major progress in the development of both electronic materials and devices toward the second skin. It is concluded with comments on future research directions of the field.


bioelectronics; functional devices; materials science; stretchable electronics; wearable electronics

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The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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