Focus

Electronic skin

Flexible electronic circuits mimicking the sensory capabilities of biological skin are being developed to restore the sense of touch in artificial limbs and robotics. This focus discusses the mechanical and electronic performance that electronic skin must reach to make a substantial impact in these applications.

Content

  • Nature Materials | Review

    This Review discusses the materials and electronic requirements for flexible sensors and electronic systems to mimic the mechanical and sensing properties of natural skin, with the goal of providing artificial prostheses with sensing capabilities.

    • Alex Chortos
    • , Jia Liu
    •  &  Zhenan Bao