Biostamp skin wearable helps push boundaries of wearable technology

Researchers hope the Biostamp can revolutionize biometric-based wearables.

| May 16, 2015 at 3:11 pm CDT

Professor John Rogers, materials scientist from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, hopes his team's Biostamp prototypes prove to push biometrics to the next level. Using the Biostamp, they can monitor and identify stimulation functions, such as firing neurons.

Biostamp skin wearable helps push boundaries of wearable technology | TweakTown.com

Before the Biostamp and other competing sensors, researchers would need to use complicated and bulky helmets with large amounts of heavy electrodes. These helmets could only be worn for a limited amount of time, in a controlled environment, though the Biostamp could eliminate these hurdles.

"The history of electronics is about getting closer to the individual," Rogers recently said in a statement to CNN. "At first it was a computer down the hall, followed by a desktop, then a laptop, a phone in your pocket and a watch on your wrist. Now it could be electronics integrated the skin, bioelectronics, and fully implantable devices. To go fully into the realm of integrated electronics makes sense to me."

Potential uses include tracking seizures in people with epilepsy, or help track sleeping patterns so doctors can provide better medical advice.

Last updated: Jun 16, 2020 at 04:29 pm CDT

NEWS SOURCES:cnn.com, fr.metrotime.be

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