Electronic Skin that Anticipates and Perceives Touch from Different Directions

Oliver Schmidt

Prof. Oliver Schmidt, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, will join us in Lisbon to talk about the “Electronic Skin that Anticipates and Perceives Touch from Different Directions”.

Human skin is equipped with fantastic properties that keeps motivating scientists and engineers to mimic this amazing organ. And while researchers are still far from getting even close to reproduce the full functionality of human skin, there is rapid progress in developing materials and electronics for a strongly trimmed-down version of human skin – so-called electronic skin (e-skin).  E-skin relies on soft and flexible materials combined with microelectronics and useful sensor functionalities.

In this presentation, Dr. Schmidt will show how he and his team exploit this concept to create electronic skin with artificial hairs that can anticipate and perceive touch from different directions for the first time. The pathway towards this goal includes various ingredients, for instance three-dimensional sensors created by micro-origami techniques, ultra-thin imperceptible magnetic thin film technologies as well as monolithically integrated active-matrix microelectronics that smoothly conforms to the surface morphology of human skin.

Join Prof. Schmidt and the rest of the speakers to discover revolutionary innovations.

Skin Ageing & Challenges  2022
November 16-18, 2022 – Lisbon, Portugal