Engineers at the University of Illinois today unveiled novel, skin-mounted electronics this week whose circuitry bends, wrinkles, and even stretches with skin.
The device platform includes electronic components, medical diagnostics, communications, and human-machine interfacing on a patch so thin and durable it can be mounted to skin much like a temporary tattoo.
What's more, the team was able to demonstrate its invention across a wide range of components, including LEDs, transistors, wireless antennas, sensors, and conductive coils and solar cells for power.
"We threw everything in our bag of tricks onto that platform, and then added a few other new ideas on top of those to show that we could make it work," said engineering professor John A. Rogers in a news release.
New Orleans Police are investigating the death of a woman in Armstrong Park. A passer-by alerted authorities to the body, found behind the Mahalia Jackson Theater.
NOPD Commander Gary Marchese said the body is badly decomposed.
"Based on the decomposition, we really can't tell" what killed her, he said. "We're going to process the scene as if it was a murder, so we don't lose any evidence, if it in fact is. We're treating it as an unclassified death until the autopsy can tell us why she died."
Authorities say there was makeshift bedding in the area, and are considering the possibility that the woman was homeless.