Transforming sleep with ‘electronic skin’ sensors

April 30, 2019

Photo: Mark Dadswell

It is tricky to make metal-containing electronics stretch and flex like skin—but it is a challenge that Professor Madhu Bhaskaran from RMIT University has taken on with gusto.

At the Shine Dome on the evening of 16 April, Professor Bhaskaran shared her work as part of the second instalment of Changing Lives with Science, the Academy’s 2019 Canberra speaker series presented in partnership with the University of Canberra.

Professor Bhaskaran was joined by Sleeptite CEO Cameron van den Dungen to discuss the applications of ‘electronic skin’ sensors in the aged care sector.

The pair, who work together to bring Professor Bhaskaran’s innovations from the lab into real life, kindled insightful discussions about the development of this new technology and the science of getting a good night’s sleep.

Join the Academy for the next instalment of Changing Lives with Science on 18 June, where Distinguished Professor Mary-Anne Williams (UTS) and Dr Naseem Ahmadpour (University of Sydney) will present ‘The robots will see you now: how AI and VR are changing lives’.

More information on the Changing Lives with Science speaker series

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