Electronic skin turns the body into a computer

It’s hard to believe that this golden, feather-light piece of fabric the size of a postage stamp is able to reveal the innermost thoughts and feelings of a person.

Its name is Biostamp. This is an electronic device created under the leadership of Professor John Rogers of the University of Illinois, which he tested on parishioners of one of the churches. Miniature sensors embedded in tissue tracked brain impulses in real time and transmitted them as messages.

The device can monitor and stimulate various brain functions. Previously, this could be done using a special helmet equipped with many bulky electrodes and rather difficult to operate.

Biostamp is lightweight and almost invisible on the body. It can be worn even outside the laboratory and the signals will be recorded by the receiving equipment. According to Rogers and his colleagues, Biostamp has a great future. It can measure brain waves that precede an epileptic seizure or identify the cause of a sleep disorder.

Internal body tests are currently underway. In particular, targeted electronic stimuli can be used as an alternative to drugs.