New Tiny Sensors Used Like Plaster

New Tiny Sensors Used Like Plaster

By Shinji Tutoru

UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, TOKYO, JAPAN. A country well-known for advances in technology has come up with another great invention. They have designed a new kind of micro-fine adhesive sensor which can be placed on joints, living tissues and other internal organs which need close monitoring. It is made up of small sticky sheets which can soon be implanted in a human’s organ.

The normal devices in the market today are made up of silicon and other solid components which can be irritating and distracting to the one wearing it. Sensors are imprinted at 4-millimeter gaps on a very narrow, plastic-like substance. It is so tiny that the maker can put it in up to 144 solo sensors on a single layer. Since it will be placed near the organ, it will provide highly accurate results.

Takao Someya, a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems of the University of Tokyo, together with his team created this device. According to him, the adhesive gel is the answer to keep the fine grid of sensors from moving. It can also be applied easily like plaster. When it has been secured on the wanted area, it can start to provide very accurate biometric information.

As of today, the experiment is done on animals for testing. According to the scientists, the sensor was smoothly fastened to internal organs including a rat’s heart which had provided great results. Eventually, they are going to use this advancement to implant electrical systems and the scope of application for electrical devices will increase.

Invention New Tiny Sensors Used Like A Plaster
Organization University of Tokyo
Researcher Professor Takao Someya & Team
Field(s) Sensors, silicon, adhesives
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