Electronic skin sensors, also known as the wearable thin film sensors, can be directly placed on the human body to measure body parameters such as body temperature, heartbeat, sweat composition etc. Advances in materials science and electronics have enabled the development of electronic skin sensors which offer high resolution and fast response time while being flexible and stretchable. Electronic skin sensors have applications in many areas such as healthcare, sports, robotics and prosthetics, etc.
Sensors and transmitters are integrated into flexible and stretchable films, patches, bandages or tattoos which collect the data and feed them into machine-learning algorithms for monitoring vital parameters, patient abnormalities and also for tracking treatments. The doctors can monitor the efficacy of drugs as well as their patient’s safety and speed of recovery and from a remote location. This makes health care predictable, safe and efficient.