The team will create a new manufacturing platform for smart, multifunctional sensing devices. These passively powered tags will be printed using low environmental impact inks on bio-degradable tattoo transfers that can remain on the body for days at a time and will include novel 3D integratedaccelerometers. The new sensors will communicate over several metres and enable physiological monitoring in situations, and over time spans, where is it currently just not possible. Successful outcomes will provide unprecedented longitudinal data, helping those at risk of chronic medical conditions such as vascular problems, as well as allowing customisation and personalisation in healthcare interventions.
The full team is Professor John Batchelor (Kent), Dr Alexander Casson (Manchester), Professor Stephen Yeates (Manchester), Graham Worrall (CPI) and Professor John Rogers (Northwestern).