23 Apr '16, 12am

#Wearables can to be more than health and fitness:

Flexible, stretchable, body-worn electronics are finally moving outside of the healthcare space. Technology company MC10 has made big waves in medical technology in the last few years because of its innovative, body-worn skin patches –- often called “tattoo-like” because they are ultra-thin (thinner than a human hair) and able to bend and stretch along with the skin. The company has held up its stamps, which utilize near-field communication (NFC) technology, as being revolutionary for patient monitoring and even drug delivery. But now, thanks to a recently announced partnership with PCH, a custom products designer, MC10's 0.05-mm-thick Wearable Interactive Stamp Platform (WiSP) will be available for commercial applications, as well. “The MC10 team focuses its energy and ideas on improving human health, but our technology has a wide array of other potential applications,” B...

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