Published on 31 May 2021

Electronic Skin: From Conformal Interface to Sense Digitalisation

IAS@NTU Discovery Science Seminar by Prof Chen Xiaodong

The webinar on E-skin was jointly organised by IAS and the Graduate Students' Clubs of MSE and EEE.

Smart sensors not only enrich daily lives by providing enhanced smart functions, but also provide health information by monitoring body conditions. The crucial aspects toward the advancement of such sensors rely on the development of novel mechanically durable materials, which allow maintaining the function under the deformed states. Prof Chen presented his team’s latest progress on building electronic skin and the integration of individual devices into systems for sense digitalisation.

His talk is a perfect example of how extraordinary inter-disciplinary research can be. With the amalgamation of concepts from electrical and materials science engineering, the field of “e-skin” is growing like never before. Needless to say, it has augmented medical science by its applications in neuroscience, prosthetics and smart bandages.

Narang Aditi | EEE Graduate Students’ Club