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Stretchable electronics on another level

A multifunctional stretchable electronic system, which can be used to monitor vital signs and build human–machine interfaces, can be created through the vertical stacking of highly integrated layers of soft electronics.

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Fig. 1: A vertically integrated high-density stretchable electronic system.

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Kim, DH., Kim, D.C. Stretchable electronics on another level. Nat Electron 1, 440–441 (2018).

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