Sharing innovation to inspire action

Biodegradable and biocompatible sensors

post-image

Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have produced displays that have been biodegradability certified and checked by independent auditors

The construction materials are of natural origin or biocompatible and are sealed with gelatin making the display adhesive and flexible so it can be worn directly on the skin. This sort of display is particularly well-suited for short-lifecycle applications in sectors like medical diagnostics. The technology could also be used to monitor food packaging where reuse isn’t permitted.

Scientists believe this is the first demonstration of a biodegradable display produced using inkjet printing.

https://www.slashgear.com/researchers-create-biodegradable-flexible-displays-for-skin-28657194/

What do you think?

You must be logged in to post a comment.
Comments
Generic placeholder image

By Jenny Morawska

1 February 2021

 
6 Like


Related Posts

Healthcare

post-image

Grapes - an edible sunscreen
24 February 2021 by Jenny Morawsk... 0 Comments
 
4 Like

Healthcare

post-image

Copper is the New Silver
22 February 2021 by Jeremy Ungar 0 Comments
 
2 Like

Healthcare

post-image

A weight loss drug repurposed to save lives
16 February 2021 by Lynn Wood 1 Comments
 
2 Like