New method makes electronic patches that monitor vital signs easy to mass produce

10/06/2015 - 16:33

A team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a method for producing inexpensive and high-performing wearable patches that can continuously monitor the body’s vital signs for human health and performance tracking, potentially outperforming traditional monitoring tools such as cardiac event monitors.

The researchers published a paper on their patent-pending process in Advanced Materials on Sept. 23.

Led by Assistant Professor Nanshu Lu, the team’s manufacturing method aims to construct disposable tattoo-like health monitoring patches for the mass production of epidermal electronics, a popular technology that Lu helped develop in 2011.


Ref: “Cut-and-Paste” Manufacture of Multiparametric Epidermal Sensor Systems. Advanced Materials (2015) | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502386