Researchers at the University of Science and Technology have developed a thermoregulatory electronic skin (thermo-e-skin, in English) with structures that imitate the human body’s temperature regulation mechanism. According to the study published in the journal Nano Energy, the discovery was made by integrating a heat device with a material composed of hydrogel.
In recent years, electronic skin has imitated the human body, representing an ideal component for the future of intelligent robots. The main development of technology has made it possible to process stable neurological responses in the organ.
However, its thermoregulation function was limited to simple heating or cooling until now, meaning it was unable to maintain regulation for a long time in complex environments.
Through the delicate balance of heat generation and dissipation, the thermal skin maintained a stable temperature of 35ºC in different environments, which varied between 10ºC and 45ºC.