Implantable LEDs As Futuristic Medical Device

Implantable LEDs As Futuristic Medical Device
Innovation

Researchers at the University of Illinois are developing a method for implanting LED lights underneath a person's skin.

Kyle Studstill
  • 19 october 2010

Researchers at the University of Illinois are developing a method for implanting LED lights underneath a person’s skin. A series of silicon and rubber layers form a flexible conductive construct that can be triggered by a small electrical current.  Besides acting as a futuristic body modification, this allows for the passive illumination of sub-dermal conditions, potentially alerting individuals to potential conditions as wounds heal.

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