Tattoo could transmit wound-healing progress to doctor

03/19/2013 | Guardian (London), The

An experimental electronic tattoo could monitor patients' heart rate, temperature, stress level, hydration and other symptoms and transmit them to a health care provider. Materials scientists at the University of Illinois say they can print circuits directly onto skin with a rubber stamp, then cover them with a spray-on, protective bandage. A tattoo applied to a wound could transmit healing data to doctors, researcher John Rogers said.

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