Integrating microchips for electronic skin

Science Daily  January 22, 2020 To closely replicate natural skin, it is necessary to interconnect a large number of individual sensors. An international team of researchers (Japan, Germany) developed a sensor system that consists of a 2 x 4 array of magnetic sensors, an organic bootstrap shift register, required for controlling the sensor matrix, and organic signal amplifiers. All electronic components are based on organic thin-film transistors and are integrated within a single platform. The researchers demonstrated that the system has a high magnetic sensitivity and can acquire the two-dimensional magnetic field distribution in real time and very robust against […]