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News report: e-skin

A flexible, wireless display will soon be able to offer users real-time updates on their biometric data, with applications for exercise. Tom Walker reports

By Tom Walker, Leisure Media | Published in Health Club Management 2018 issue 5
The e-skin can display a range of biometric data in real-time, as well as storing it to the Cloud for analysis
The e-skin can display a range of biometric data in real-time, as well as storing it to the Cloud for analysis

A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo, Japan, has developed a highly flexible, ultra thin electronic 'skin display', which can be used to show the user’s health information.

The elastic display, that fits snugly on the skin, can show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram, recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode sensor.

Combined with a wireless communication module, the integrated biomedical sensor system – called 'skin electronics', or e-skin – can also transmit biometric data to the Cloud.

It can be worn on the skin for a week without causing inflammation.

NEXT GENERATION WEARABLES
Wearable technology already exists to measure vital signs or take an electrocardiogram and transmit the data wirelessly to a smartphone, however, the new e-skin system aims to go a step further, by enabling users to monitor their vitals at a glance, without the need to carry a device.

The new system combines a flexible, ‘deformable’ display with a lightweight sensor composed of a breathable nanomesh electrode and the wireless communication module.

UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
The skin display was developed as a result of a collaboration between the University of Tokyo and Japanese company Dai Nippon Printing. It consists of a 16 x 24 array of micro LEDs and stretchable wiring which is mounted on a flexible rubber sheet.

Professor Takao Someya, the lead researcher on the project, said: “Our skin display exhibits simple graphics while the wearer is in motion. Because it’s made from thin, soft materials, it can be deformed freely during use without being damaged."

Someya says the technology could make a major impact in the health, exercise, wellness and healthcare sectors by enabling live biofeedback.

IDEAL FOR EXERCISE
The display is stretchable by up to 45 per cent and, according to Someya, is far more resistant to wear and tear and stretching than previous wearable displays, making it ideal for exercise.

The e-skin is built on a structure which is designed to minimise the stress resulting from stretching on the juncture of hard materials, such as the micro LEDs, which has been a leading cause of damage on other models.

The team at the University of Tokyo is looking to bring the integrated skin display to the market within the next three years with a view to promoting it to researchers and consumers.

Professor Takao Someya,

Leadead researcher on the e-skin project,

University of Tokyo

Professor Takao Someya
Professor Takao Someya

Our e-skin displays simple graphics while the wearer is in motion. It could have a major impact on the health, exercise and wellbeing sectors

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News report: e-skin

A flexible, wireless display will soon be able to offer users real-time updates on their biometric data, with applications for exercise. Tom Walker reports

By Tom Walker, Leisure Media | Published in Health Club Management 2018 issue 5
The e-skin can display a range of biometric data in real-time, as well as storing it to the Cloud for analysis
The e-skin can display a range of biometric data in real-time, as well as storing it to the Cloud for analysis

A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo, Japan, has developed a highly flexible, ultra thin electronic 'skin display', which can be used to show the user’s health information.

The elastic display, that fits snugly on the skin, can show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram, recorded by a breathable, on-skin electrode sensor.

Combined with a wireless communication module, the integrated biomedical sensor system – called 'skin electronics', or e-skin – can also transmit biometric data to the Cloud.

It can be worn on the skin for a week without causing inflammation.

NEXT GENERATION WEARABLES
Wearable technology already exists to measure vital signs or take an electrocardiogram and transmit the data wirelessly to a smartphone, however, the new e-skin system aims to go a step further, by enabling users to monitor their vitals at a glance, without the need to carry a device.

The new system combines a flexible, ‘deformable’ display with a lightweight sensor composed of a breathable nanomesh electrode and the wireless communication module.

UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
The skin display was developed as a result of a collaboration between the University of Tokyo and Japanese company Dai Nippon Printing. It consists of a 16 x 24 array of micro LEDs and stretchable wiring which is mounted on a flexible rubber sheet.

Professor Takao Someya, the lead researcher on the project, said: “Our skin display exhibits simple graphics while the wearer is in motion. Because it’s made from thin, soft materials, it can be deformed freely during use without being damaged."

Someya says the technology could make a major impact in the health, exercise, wellness and healthcare sectors by enabling live biofeedback.

IDEAL FOR EXERCISE
The display is stretchable by up to 45 per cent and, according to Someya, is far more resistant to wear and tear and stretching than previous wearable displays, making it ideal for exercise.

The e-skin is built on a structure which is designed to minimise the stress resulting from stretching on the juncture of hard materials, such as the micro LEDs, which has been a leading cause of damage on other models.

The team at the University of Tokyo is looking to bring the integrated skin display to the market within the next three years with a view to promoting it to researchers and consumers.

Professor Takao Someya,

Leadead researcher on the e-skin project,

University of Tokyo

Professor Takao Someya
Professor Takao Someya

Our e-skin displays simple graphics while the wearer is in motion. It could have a major impact on the health, exercise and wellbeing sectors

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
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Tokyo University says a flexible, wireless skin display giving real-time biometric data will soon be available
Tom Walker, Journalist, Leisure Media Professor Takao Someya, University of Tokyo lead researcher on the e-skin project,e-skin, Tokyo University, biometric data, on-skin electrode sensor,
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