Tattoo electrodes made with an inkjet printer

Tattoo electrodes made with an inkjet printer

2 pictures The electrodes can be printed in single or multiple arrangements Ordinarily, in order to measure the electrical activity of the heart or muscle tissue, relatively stiff electrodes are applied to the skin along with a contact gel. There may soon be a less cumbersome alternative, however, in the form of ultrathin temporary tattoo electrodes. The prototype electrodes were designed by a consortium of scientists from Austria’s Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), along with Italy’s Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Università degli Studi, and Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna. Made by inkjet printing electrically-conductive polymers onto commercially-available temporary tattoo […]

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