Scientists develope a potentially revolutionising prosthetic skin

Scientists in South Korea have developed a "smart" prosthetic skin similar to human skin.

Professor Dae-Hyeong Kim, of the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Seoul National University, announced that the "smart" skin, as soft and elastic as a human skin, is produced by embedding stretchable microscopic sensors inside of soft silicone rubber.

These sensors enable the “skin” to detect pressure, temperature, humidity and even deformation of the skin by force.

The study was published online in the international journal “Nature Communications.



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