A Tattoo That Can Save Your Life

Engineers from the University of Texas at Austin have designed a wearable electronic tattoo also known as an “e-tattoo”. This e-tattoo is able to monitor a persons cardiac health. And because you wear it for most of the day it gives you a very accurate picture of your heart’s health.

The device is made from thermoplastic polyvinylidene fluoride and graphene, which makes it ultra thin, flexible, and impermeable to liquids. Other benefits to device are that it is wirelessly monitored via your smartphone and compared to traditional ECG systems, e-tattoos are much cheaper to produce.

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