"Smart Skin" Could Help PID Patients

“Smart Skin” Could Help PID Patients

April 26, 2014

smart skinThe development of a device that can be used as easily as a temporary tattoo can be the next step in the treatment of diseases where motor skills are compromised such as epilepsy or Parkinson’s disease.

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin created a “tissue” from elastic nanomaterials that can detect temperature and movement of the patient and contain memory for data storage and release of exact drug doses.

This 0.003 mm thick piece of «smart skin» would allow a better-acting treatment when detecting acute crises such as those that occur in the aforementioned diseases. The device is in full development in which elements such as a viable power source and a data transmitter have yet to be implemented.

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