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Soft, Skin-like Electronics

soft-skin-like-electronicsSoft, skin-like electronics consist of thin, elastic membranes that laminate onto biological tissues in a minimally invasive manner, with long-term biocompatibility.  An example is in ‘epidermal’ devices that gently, but intimately, integrate with surface of the skin, where they provide clinical-quality measurements of physiological health status in a continuous fashion, without the need for conventional hospital apparatus.  Related technologies interface with the brain and the heart for diagnostic and interventional function in procedures to treat epilepsy and heart disease.  Soft surgical tools, such as ‘instrumented’ balloon catheters for electrophysiological endocardial mapping/ablation and epidermal systems for monitoring wound sites provide additional examples.

Publications

Foundational publication:

D.-H. Kim, N. Lu, R. Ma, Y.-S. Kim, R.-H. Kim, S. Wang, J. Wu, S.M. Won, H. Tao, A. Islam, K.J. Yu, T.-I. Kim, R. Chowdhury, M. Ying, L. Xu, M. Li, H.-J. Chung, H. Keum, M. McCormick, P. Liu, Y.-W. Zhang, F.G. Omenetto, Y. Huang, T. Coleman and J.A. Rogers, “Epidermal Electronics,” Science 333, 838-843 (2011)

Recent major publications:

A. Koh, D. Kang, Y. Xue, S. Lee, R.M. Pielak, J. Kim, T. Hwang, S. Min, A. Banks, P. Bastien, M.C. Manco, L. Wang, K.R. Ammann, K.-I. Jang, P. Won, S. Han, R. Ghaffari, U. Paik, M.J. Slepian, G. Balooch, Y. Huang, J.A. Rogers, “A Soft, Wearable Microfluidic Device for the Capture, Storage, and Colorimetric Sensing of Sweat,” Science Translational Medicine 8, 366ra165 (2016). (cover feature article)

R.C. Webb, Y. Ma, S. Krishnan, Y. Li, S. Yoon, X. Guo, X. Feng, Y. Shi, M. Seidel, N.H. Cho, J. Kurniawan, J. Ahad, N. Sheth, J. Kim, J.G. Taylor, T. Darlington, K. Chang, W. Huang, J. Ayers, A. Gruebele, R.M. Pielak, M.J. Slepian, Y. Huang, A.M. Gorbach and J.A. Rogers, “Epidermal Devices for Noninvasive, Precise, and Continuous Mapping of Macrovascular and Microvascular Blood Flow,” Science Advances 1:e1500701 (2015)

“Conformal Piezoelectric Systems for Clinical and Experimental Characterization of Soft Tissue Biomechanics,” Nature Materials 14, 728-736 (2015)

J.-W. Jeong, G. Shin, S.I. Park, K.J. Yu, L. Xu and J.A. Rogers, “Soft Materials in Neuroengineering for Hard Problems in Neuroscience,” Neuron 86(1), 175–186 (2015)

S. Xu, Y. Zhang, L. Jia, K.E. Mathewson, K.-I. Jang, J. Kim, H. Fu, X. Huang, P. Chava, R. Wang, S. Bhole, L. Wang, Y.J. Na, Y. Guan, M. Flavin, Z. Han, Y. Huang, J.A. Rogers, “Soft Microfluidic Assemblies of Sensors, Circuits, and Radios for the Skin,” Science 344, 70-74 (2014)

Cover Articles

"Materials and Device Designs for an Epidermal UV Colorimetric Dosimeter with Near Field Communication Capabilities"

"Materials and Device Designs for an Epidermal UV Colorimetric Dosimeter with Near Field Communication Capabilities"

Hitoshi Araki, Jeonghyun Kim, Shaoning Zhang, Anthony Banks, Kaitlyn E. Crawford, Xing Sheng, Philipp Gutruf, Yunzhou Shi, Rafal M. Pielak, and John A. Rogers*

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"An Epidermal Stimulation and Sensing Platform for Sensorimotor Prosthetic Control, Management of Lower Back Exertion, and Electrical Muscle Activation"

"An Epidermal Stimulation and Sensing Platform for Sensorimotor Prosthetic Control, Management of Lower Back Exertion, and Electrical Muscle Activation"

Baoxing Xu, Aadeel Akhtar, Yuhao Liu, Hang Chen, Woon-Hong Yeo, Sung II Park, Brandon Boyce, Hyunjin Kim, Jiwoo Yu, Hsin-Yen Lai, Sungyoung Jung, Yuhao Zhou, Jeonghyun Kim, Seongkyu Cho, Yonggang Huang, Timothy Bretl, and John A. Rogers*

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"A soft, wearable microfluidic device for the capture, storage, and colorimetric sensing of sweat"

"A soft, wearable microfluidic device for the capture, storage, and colorimetric sensing of sweat"

Ahyeon Koh, Daeshik Kang, Yeguang Xue, Seungmin Lee, Rafal M. Pielak, Jeonghyun Kim, Taehwan Hwang, Seunghwan Min, Anthony Banks, Philippe Bastien, Megan C. Manco, Liang Wang, Kaitlyn R. Ammann, Kyung-In Jang, Phillip Won, Seungyong Han, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Ungyu Paik, Marvin J. Slepian, Guive Balooch, Yonggang Huang, John A. Rogers

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"Ferromagnetic, Folded Electrode Composite as a Soft Interface to the Skin for Long-Term Electrophysiological Recording"

"Ferromagnetic, Folded Electrode Composite as a Soft Interface to the Skin for Long-Term Electrophysiological Recording"

Kyung-In Jang, Han Na Jung, Jung Woo Lee, Sheng Xu, Yu Hao Liu, Yinji Ma, Jae-Woong Jeong, Young Min Song, Jeonghyun Kim, Bong Hoon Kim, Anthony Banks, Jean Won Kwak, Yiyuan Yang, Dawei Shi, Zijun Wei, Xue Feng, Ungyu Paik, Yonggang Huang, Roozbeh Ghaffari, and John A. Rogers *

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"Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Epidermal Heat Flux Sensors for Measurements of Core Body Temperature"

"Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Epidermal Heat Flux Sensors for Measurements of Core Body Temperature"

Yihui Zhang, Richard Chad Webb, Hongying Luo, Yeguang Xue, Jonas Kurniawan, Nam Heon Cho, Siddharth Krishnan, Yuhang Li, Yonggang Huang, and John A. Rogers *

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"Metal/Polymer Based Stretchable Antenna for Constant Frequency Far-Field Communication in Wearable Electronics"

"Metal/Polymer Based Stretchable Antenna for Constant Frequency Far-Field Communication in Wearable Electronics"

Aftab M. Hussain, Farhan A. Ghaffar, Sung I. Park, John A. Rogers,* Atif Shamim,* and Muhammad M. Hussain*

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"Epidermal Electronics with Advanced Capabilities in Near-Field Communication"

"Epidermal Electronics with Advanced Capabilities in Near-Field Communication"

Jeonghyun Kim, Anthony Banks, Huanyu Cheng, Zhaoqian Xie, Sheng Xu, Kyung-In Jang, Jung Woo Lee, Zhuangjian Liu, Philipp Gutruf, Xian Huang, Pinghung Wei, Fei Liu, Kan Li, Mitul Dalal, Roozbeh Ghaffari, Xue Feng, Yonggang Huang, Sanjay Gupta, Ungyu Paik,* and John A. Rogers*

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"Materials and Fractal Designs for 3D Multifunctional Integumentary Membranes with Capabilities in Cardiac Electrotherapy"

"Materials and Fractal Designs for 3D Multifunctional Integumentary Membranes with Capabilities in Cardiac Electrotherapy"

Lizhi Xu, Sarah R. Gutbrod, Yinji Ma, Artin Petrossians, Yuhao Liu, R. Chad Webb, Jonathan A. Fan, Zijian Yang, Renxiao Xu, John J. Whalen III, James D. Weiland, Yonggang Huang, Igor R. Efimov, and John A. Rogers*

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