New circuitry is able to monitor and deliver electrical impulses into living tissue. The elastic electronics are made of tiny, wavy silicon structures containing circuits that are thinner than a human hair, and bend and stretch with the body.

The elastic technology attempts to bridge the gap from silicon, wafer-based electronics to biological, 'tissue-like' electronics, blurring the distinction between electronics and the body.


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