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Engineers create artificial skin that ‘feels’ temperature changes | ScienceDaily
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Engineers create artificial skin that ‘feels’ temperature changes | ScienceDaily

A team of engineers and scientists at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed an artificial skin capable of detecting temperature changes using a mechanism similar to the one used by the organ that allows pit vipers to sense their prey.

The material could be grafted onto prosthetic limbs to restore temperature sensing in amputees. It could also be applied to first-aid bandages to alert health professionals of a temperature increase — a sign of infection — in wounds.

A paper about the new material will be published in Science Robotics on February 1.

Source: Engineers create artificial skin that ‘feels’ temperature changes — ScienceDaily