Printed skin-conformal bioelectronics for wireless continuous stress monitoring and management

Hojoong Kim, Yun Soung Kim, Woon Hong Yeo

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Stress in daily life has become a significant issue due to health risks. Because many sources of stress are unavoidable, management of stress is critical. Recent wearable devices, detecting physiological signals such as electrodermal activity, have been developed for quantitative and practical stress management assessment. However, they rely on a rigid and bulky system that is uncomfortable to wear during daily activities and has significant motion artifact issues. Here, we introduce a wireless skin-conformal bioelectronic system that evaluates daily stress management. Ultrathin, stretchable circuit system incorporated with a silicone elastomer enables a soft lamination on the skin, providing portable, continuous monitoring of stress. Printed, biocompatible nanomembrane electrodes on a breathable silicone tape provide long-term wearability and skin compatibility, enabling seamless monitoring of galvanic skin response at home with daily activities. Demonstration of stress management practice with human subjects shows the effectiveness of stress alleviation with a promising, non-invasive, and portable wearable system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors and Wearable Systems
EditorsJaehwan Kim
ISBN (Electronic)9781510640092
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventNano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors and Wearable Systems 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 22 Mar 202126 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceNano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors and Wearable Systems 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • Daily stress monitoring
  • Galvanic skin response (GSR)
  • Printed nanomembrane
  • Skin-conformal bioelectronics
  • Stress management practice


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