Electronic Skin


Source: Kaszubska, Gosia

“RMIT Artificial Skin.” www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/2020/sep/electronic-skin

By: Arnutchay Sy, Reporter

A prototype skin was developed by a team at RMIT University can electronically replicate the way human skin senses touch. The device mimics the body’s response that reacts to painful sensations with the same speed that nerve signals travel to the brain. The artificial skin has three different sensors for touch, temperature, and pain. This is related to engineering because it involves the use of machines to heat up graphene to turn it into a flexible material, then they can be stacked to create devices with the use of technology.