Highly Skin-Conformal Microhairy Sensor

A bioinspired microhairy sensor is developed to enable ultraconformability on nonflat surfaces and significant enhancement in the signal-to-noise ratio of the retrieved signals. The device shows ≈12 times increase in the signal-to-noise ratio in the generated capacitive signals, allowing the ultraconformal microhair pressure sensors to be capable of measuring weak pulsations of internal jugular venous pulses stemming from a human neck.

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Highly Skin-Conformal Microhairy Sensor for Pulse Signal Amplification: Changhyun Pang, Ja Hoon Koo, Amanda Nguyen, Jeffrey M. Caves, Myung-Gil Kim, Alex Chortos, Kwanpyo Kim, Paul J. Wang, Jeffrey B.-H. Tok and Zhenan Bao

See the article: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201403807/abstract