Researches Create Artificial ‘Skin’ That Could Feel horripilation


Researchers said on Thursday plastic “skin” is made to hold a limp handshake and a firm distinction between the differential pressure and the brain cells are able to convert these sensory signals.

US journal Science, according to Xinhua news agency. For the many people around the world living with prosthetics, such a system could one day allow them to feel horripilation in their artificial limbs.

A professor of chemical engineering at Stanford University, said it is a flexible, skin-like material to detect pressure and a factor for the nervous system is able to transmit a signal.

The heart is a two-ply plastic making: the bottom layer and the transport of electrical signals along nerve cells to translate them into consistent biochemical stimuli circuit functions. The top layer is made of a sensing mechanism.

Mr. Bae’s team for the top layer, with billions of carbon nanotubes composite plastics and rubbers have information to the brain pressure.

Artificial skin for the second ply of a flexible electronic circuit bending to pressure sensing mechanism.

Prove one challange of electronic signal could be recognised by a biological neuron.

To prove that the brain cells active, consistent with a sensory nerve cells to produce artificial skin could generate.

The new work only allowed the plastic “skin” to detect how hard it is being pressed. There are six types of biological sensing mechanisms in the human hand, including touch, temperature and pain.

Bao said, We have a lot of work to take this from experimental to practical applications, But after spending many years in this work, I now see a clear path where we can take our artificial skin.