Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


Yi-Cheun Yeh

Recent publications
1.  Rybak D., Su Y., Li Y., Ding B., Lv X., Li Z., Yeh Y., Nakielski P., Rinoldi C., Pierini F., Dodda Jagan M., Evolution of nanostructured skin patches towards multifunctional wearable platforms for biomedical applications, NANOSCALE, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/D3NR00807J, Vol.15, No.18, pp.8044-8083, 2023

Recent advances in the field of skin patches have promoted the development of wearable and implantable bioelectronics for long-term, continuous healthcare management and targeted therapy. However, the design of electronic skin (e-skin) patches with stretchable components is still challenging and requires an in-depth understanding of the skin-attachable substrate layer, functional biomaterials and advanced self-powered electronics. In this comprehensive review, we present the evolution of skin patches from functional nanostructured materials to multi-functional and stimuli-responsive patches towards flexible substrates and emerging biomaterials for e-skin patches, including the material selection, structure design and promising applications. Stretchable sensors and self-powered e-skin patches are also discussed, ranging from electrical stimulation for clinical procedures to continuous health monitoring and integrated systems for comprehensive healthcare management. Moreover, an integrated energy harvester with bioelectronics enables the fabrication of self-powered electronic skin patches, which can effectively solve the energy supply and overcome the drawbacks induced by bulky battery-driven devices. However, to realize the full potential offered by these advancements, several challenges must be addressed for next-generation e-skin patches. Finally, future opportunities and positive outlooks are presented on the future directions of bioelectronics. It is believed that innovative material design, structure engineering, and in-depth study of fundamental principles can foster the rapid evolution of electronic skin patches, and eventually enable self-powered close-looped bioelectronic systems to benefit mankind.

Rybak D. - IPPT PAN
Su Y. - other affiliation
Li Y. - other affiliation
Ding B. - Donghua University (CN)
Lv X. - other affiliation
Li Z. - other affiliation
Yeh Y. - other affiliation
Nakielski P. - IPPT PAN
Rinoldi C. - IPPT PAN
Pierini F. - IPPT PAN
Dodda Jagan M. - other affiliation

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