Artificial skin

Good news for burn victims, artificial skin could help them 'feel'

The skin`s ability to perceive pressure, heat, cold, and vibration is a critical safety function that most people take for granted, says study.

Jan 29, 2019, 12:18 PM IST

This heat-sensitive artificial skin may help amputees sense temperature again

While fabricating synthetic woods in a petri dish, the team led by California Institute of Technology's Chiara Daraio created a material that exhibited an electrical response to temperature changes in the laboratory. 

Jan 31, 2017, 09:02 AM IST

Artificial functional skin may help burn victims

Once the tissue had differentiated, the scientists transplanted them out of those mice and into the skin tissue of other mice, where the tissues developed normally as integumentary tissue - the tissue between the outer and inner skin that is responsible for much of the function of the skin in terms of hair shaft eruption and fat excretion.

Apr 02, 2016, 17:44 PM IST

Stretchable electronic films could revolutionise wearable devices

The new films that are almost as flexible as rubber could be used in artificial skin, connected clothing and on-body sensors.

Mar 01, 2016, 22:45 PM IST

Paper-based multifunctional artificial skin could transform medicine, robotics

The flexible, paper-based skin is layered onto a post-it note, with paper, aluminium foil, lint-free wipes, and pencil lines acting as sensing components.  

Feb 22, 2016, 11:10 AM IST

Artificial skin to give people with prosthetics sense of touch

Researchers have developed a new artificial skin that can 'feel' similar to the way a fingertip senses pressure, and may help people perceive sensation in their prosthetic limbs.

Nov 09, 2015, 18:37 PM IST

Scientists create artificial 'skin' that could feel sensation

This is the first time a flexible, skin-like material has been able to detect pressure and also transmit a signal to a component of the nervous system.

Oct 16, 2015, 08:43 AM IST

Squid-inspired material can provide camouflage at flip of a switch

Researchers have created a thin, skin-like material that can change color and patterns like squids.

Jun 16, 2015, 18:26 PM IST

Artificial skin created using stem cells from umbilical cord

In a first, scientists have grown artificial skin using stem cells derived from the umbilical cord.

Nov 24, 2013, 15:34 PM IST

Artificial skin grown from umbilical cord stem cells

Scientists have artificially-grown skin for major burn patients, since the skin could be stored in tissue banks and made available when needed.

Nov 23, 2013, 13:23 PM IST

Scientists develop `skin` for robots

European scientists have engineered artificial skins and sensor technologies to augment "sensitivity" in robots, says a study.

May 25, 2013, 18:45 PM IST

`Smart` artificial skin could give robots adaptive sense of touch

Using bundles of vertical zinc oxide nanowires, researchers have fabricated arrays of piezotronic transistors capable of converting mechanical motion directly into electronic controlling signals.

Apr 29, 2013, 19:52 PM IST

Now, artificial skin that can sense touch and heal itself

Stanford University scientists have succeeded in making the first material that can both sense subtle pressure and heal itself when torn or cut.

Nov 12, 2012, 13:13 PM IST

Now, artificial skin that can be given any shape

In some good news for burn victims and sufferers of other skin-related conditions, replacement skin may soon be easily available as scientists have engineered artificial skin by mixing biomaterials.

Aug 02, 2012, 13:10 PM IST

Spider silk may be the answer for artificial skin

The secret to creating artificial skin may lie in spider silk -- the toughest known natural material, scientists say.

Aug 09, 2011, 19:35 PM IST

Spider silk may be the answer for artificial skin

The secret to creating artificial skin may lie in spider silk -- the toughest known natural material.

Aug 09, 2011, 19:23 PM IST

Now, artificial skin made of nanowires

A touch-sensitive artificial skin would help overcome a key challenge in robotics.

Sep 13, 2010, 12:01 PM IST

Robotics breakthrough: Scientists make artificial skin

Biotech wizards have engineered electronic skin that can sense touch.

Sep 13, 2010, 00:18 AM IST

Robotics breakthrough: Scientists make artificial skin

Biotech wizards have engineered electronic skin that can sense touch.

Sep 13, 2010, 00:18 AM IST

Now, artificial skin made of nanowires

A touch-sensitive artificial skin would help overcome a key challenge in robotics.

Sep 13, 2010, 00:00 AM IST