Prof. Sang Min Won
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea.
Special Issue Introduction
Electronic skin is a category of electronic devices designed to mimic human skin and intended for attaching to or replacing human skin to measure or stimulate biological signals. Research in this area has seen significant progress due to the rising interest in AR/VR and the bioindustry. The electronic skin is engineered with mechanical resilience and seamless integration with human skin, utilizing soft materials and thin, flexible electronic components. It is being developed to be lightweight and easily deformable on the skin surface. Various components such as electro-physiological signal sensors, strain/pressure sensors, transistors, LEDs, photodiodes, and wireless control units can be integrated onto this platform, enabling the measurement of signals related to the heart, brain, and muscles, as well as diagnosing related diseases and assessing their severity. Additionally, ongoing research explores incorporating tactile feedback and artificial intelligence control, expanding the applications of electronic skin to various fields. This Special Issue aims to explore the fabrication, properties, and applications of systems related to skin-interfaced sensors and actuators, with a focus on multimodal capabilities. It will cover various aspects, including the integration of dynamic surfaces, materials, and device systems. The goal is to highlight the latest advancements and essential characteristics in the field of skin-interfaced technologies.
31 Jan 2024