Stick on electronic health patch - Labratsgonewild

Monday, April 21, 2014

Stick on electronic health patch

Wearable electronics are taking the lime light! Started with a few LEDs on your jacket to set a fashion trend, followed by hoodies having GPS (that your overly protective aunt gave you for your birthday) even iron man has an arc reactor to keep him alive!
John A. Rogers of Illinois and Yonggang Huang of Northwestern University figured out a way to produce an electronic patch similar to a temporary tattoo that would monitor a patients health with out having a strap-on attached to the patients belt or electrodes sticking on the patient's neck. The health patch pictured above is flexible and can wirelessly monitor the heart and brain activity of the patient - say the patient can just open up his phone and see EKG and ECG plots!