Human touch is a vital part of our lives. Numerous studies show that skin-to-skin contact for a mother and baby is crucial for development and bonding. This idea of skin and touch has been at the forefront of research for Dae-Hyeong Kim, a biomedical engineer at Seoul National University in South Korea. Along with a team of scientists, Kim has created an electronic skin that has the capabilities of stretching and feeling. Animal research has shown that electrodes throughout the skin work with the nerves and brain to assist with the “touch” feelings. Further research is needed, but how cool is that? Making skin that can feel and touch – for someone that has not had that luxury as a result of losing a limb – awesome.
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