May 17, 2016

The bionic skin that can feel a tumor

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, neuroscience, transhumanism


Our skin is our largest organ. A gateway between our brain and the rest of the world.

Imagine then a scene where skin could communicate what’s going on inside a human body. It could inform surgeons, provide alerts when our body is about to fall ill, or even diagnose diseases inside another human being, simply through the sense of touch.

University of Tokyo scientist Takao Someya is making that scene a reality.

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