South Korean scientists are developing a device that alerts users of possible health problems.
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has developed an electronic ink, which is made of liquid metal and small carbon tubes. These are known as carbon nanotubes. It creates an electrical circuit in the skin.
If the tattoo is attached to an electrocardiogram or another device biosensor, it can send a patient’s heart rate and other important health signs to a monitor.
Steve Park was the researcher in charge of this research. Park stated that the research project’s leader is Steve Park. Integrated With this ink we are able to communicate with each other or exchange signals between our bodies. External device.”
External device monitors could be located anywhere, including in patients’ homes.
Park stated that the electronic ink was more user-friendly than biosensors. He called it “biocompatible,” meaning it does not hurt living tissue.
Park stated that you can remove ink with soap.
This ink has no invasive properties and is made up of ink particles that are based on gallium. A soft, silvery metallic also used to make thermometers. Carbon nanotubes conduct electricity, keeping the tattoo in place.
Park stated, “When it’s not,” Apply “The tattoos don’t stick to the skin even when you rub them, and that is because they are not made of liquid metal.”
I’m Ashley Thompson.
Minwoo Park, Daewoung and Kim were the reporters on this story. John Russell adapts it for VOA Learning English.
The Story of Words
biosensor – n. a device that Monitors and transmits information about a life process
monitor – n. a device that shows information or images on a screen
Integrate — v. To combine two or more items to create or form something
External — adj. Locate, see, or use on the exterior or surface of something
Apply — v. To place or spread something on a surface, part of the body, etc.