Scientists develop artificial skin that can feel body movement
The study in the journal Advanced Materials said the sensor can mimic the sensing properties of the skin.
It can detect pressure and vibration and may help burn victims "feel" the surrounding world one day, according to researchers from the University of Connecticut and the University of Toronto.
The sensor is equipped with a silicone tube wrapped in copper wire and filled with a special fluid made of tiny particles of iron oxide just one billionth of a meter long.
The tiny particles rub around the inside of the silicone tube and create an electric current and the copper wire surrounding the silicone tube picks up the current as a signal, according to the study.
When this tube is bumped by something experiencing pressure, the nanoparticles move and the electric signal changes.
The researchers found that the changes in electrical current could reflect a person's movement and they could distinguish signals caused by walking, running, jumping and swimming.
Sound waves and the magnetic fields can also alter the signals but in different ways, according to the study.
The sensor has a waterproof rubber exterior, so it can also work as a wearable monitor to alert parents if their child fell into deep water in a pool.
The team plans to make the sensor in a flat configuration, more like skin, and see if it still works.
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