Test & Measurement
Stretchable Health Monitor Uses Gold, Skin-Like Electrodes
This wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics by researchers at Georgia Tech could allow for comfortable, long-term health monitoring without concern for skin injury or reactions caused by traditional adhesive sensors. The soft and conformable monitor can broadcast electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate, respiratory rate, and motion activity data as far as 15 meters to a smartphone or tablet computer. The electronics are mounted on a stretchable substrate and connected to gold, skin-like electrodes through printed connectors that can stretch with the medical film in which they are embedded.