Turn your skin into an LED screen

We seem to be addicted to the screen. Whether it is a TV, a phone or a laptop, we're always looking for new and better ways to display our world. But what if we could create a screen that could literally sit atop our skin? It might sound like science fiction, but a new thin, flexible display might just change the way we view our lives.

According to Science Alert: "Developed by researchers in Tokyo, Japan, these super-flexible electronic displays are the thinnest ever, at an incredible 3 micrometres thick. How thin is that, exactly? Oh about 0.003 mm - more than 13 times thinner than a human hair.

First off, these displays produce less heat than previous efforts - which is important when you’re applying them directly to your bare skin - and also use up less power, which means they can be used for longer stretches of time.

Researchers from the University of Tokyo figured out that they could insert a special protective layer, called a passivation layer, into the display film, and not only does this hold everything together and prevent it from breaking or stretching too thin when you flex your skin, it also protects the components from the elements."

To learn more, read "This ultra-thin 'electronic skin' turns your body into an LED screen" from Science Alert.