It could be used to create something like an internal internet, connecting organs and material with sensors in a seamless system.
Flexible electronics have been a hot topic in research for years, and scientists have compiled real progress in transforming parts of those oversized motherboards in your laptop into impossibly thin, gold leaf wiring that can go on your surface like a temporary tattoo. But inspect a bit deeper into most of these projects, and you learn there’s a pretty big catch: Yes, the wires themselves are flexible. But somewhere, there’s still a blocky processor full of uncompromising transistors–the on/ off switches that ability calculations in computers–that’s made the same way they’ve always been constitute. And that’s a big problem, especially when it comes to the promise of wearables in drug; internal medical designs need to flex and squish with your soft tissue.
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