Dae-Hyeong Kim’s lab at Seoul National University develop PDMS skin with sensory receptos

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Nature communications recently published an article from Dae-Hyeong Kim’s lab describing a skin prosthetic they developed from PDMS. The material, PDMS enbedded with a silicon nanoribbon array, is stretchable and can detect stimuli such as:

  • Strain on the material (from movements in the wrist and fingers)
  • Humidity (i.e. is this cloth wet?)
  • Temperature

These sensors can also be heated, so the prosthetic feels like more like a native skin. The uses of PDMS never cease. You can read the full article here.

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