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'Electronic skin' promises cheap and recyclable alternative to wearable devices

'Electronic skin' promises cheap and recyclable alternative to wearable devices

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are developing a wearable electronic device that's "really wearable"—a stretchy and fully-recyclable circuit board that's inspired by, and sticks onto, human skin. The team, led by Jianliang Xiao and Wei Zhang, describes its new "" in a paper published today in the journal Science Advances. The can heal itself, much like real skin.

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