Skin-buzzing sensor detects psoriasis

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it is hoped that if commercialized, the inexpensive new sensor could be utilized by doctors in their offices, or even by people monitoring their skin health in their own homes. Photo: Pexels


(Ben Coxworth/ New Atlas) — When someone has a problematic skin condition, the affected skin is typically either stiffer or softer than normal. A new sensor has been shown to detect such differences, potentially allowing doctors to diagnose problems more quickly and easily.

The electromechanical device was designed via a collaboration between scientists at City University of Hong Kong and Northwestern University in Illinois. It’s actually adapted from a tool that was previously developed at the latter institution, for providing haptic feedback to users of virtual reality systems. (…)

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