Artificial skin that reacts to pain.
Scientific research and technological developments continue their accelerated pace creating and seeking solutions to problems that for years have plagued human beings, many of the developments achieved so far were unthinkable a few years ago.
This is how science does not stop surprising us, finding solutions to some problems that human beings face throughout our lives, such as the loss of a member of our body etc.
At RMIT Melbourne University, Australia scientists developed an electronic artificial skin capable of reacting to pain just like human skin.
Incredibly, the group of researchers managed to replicate the sensitivity present in human skin to achieve these results.
"a significant advance towards the next generation of biomedical technologies and intelligent robotics", says Madhu Bhaskaran, principal investigator of the study
This electronic skin seems to surpass what has been done previously in previous artificial skins, and will surely improve everything related to prosthesis and grafting.
"no electronic technology has been able to realistically imitate that sensation of pain so human, until now". "Our artificial skin reacts instantly when pressure, heat or cold reaches a pain threshold," says Madhu Bhaskaran.
Artificial skin is made up of three components previously developed by the same team, stretchable electronics, temperature reactants and electronic memory.
"Further development will be needed to integrate this technology into biomedical applications, but the fundamentals, biocompatibility and skin-like stretching, are already there," Bhaskaran says.
As I said before, this prototype of electronic skin seems to improve what has been achieved so far by similar developments and represents a step forward that will help patients who need skin grafts or a prosthesis that brings them much closer to "normality".
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