Health Wearable skin patches detect UV radiation and toxic gasses

Wearable skin patches detect UV radiation and toxic gasses

Wearable sensor patches that detect UV radiation and toxic gases such as hydrogen and nitrogen dioxide have been created at RMIT, by a team bringing science fiction gadgets closer to real life.

The transparent, flexible electronics can be worn as skin patches or incorporated into clothing.

Dr Madhu Bhaskaran, project leader and co-leader of the RMIT Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group, said the sensors could be placed on work safety gear to detect dangerous gases.

“The ability to monitor such gases in production facilities and coal-fired power stations gives vital early warning of explosions, while the ability to sense nitrogen dioxide allows for a constant monitoring of pollution levels in crowded cities,” said Dr Bhaskaran.

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The above story is based on materials provided by RMIT.