Tattoo Conductive Polymer Nanosheets for Skin-Contact Applications

Alessandra Zucca, Christian Cipriani, Sudha, Sergio Tarantino, Davide Ricci, Virgilio Mattoli, Francesco Greco

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Conductive tattoo nanosheets are fabricated on top of decal transfer paper and transferred on target surfaces as temporary transfer tattoos. Circuits are patterned with ink-jet printing. Tattoo nanosheets are envisioned as unperceivable human-device interfaces because of conformal adhesion to complex surfaces including skin. They are tested as dry electrodes for surface electromyography (sEMG), which permits the control of a robotic hand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-990
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced healthcare materials
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Conducting polymeric nanofilms
  • Conformable electronics
  • Ink-jet
  • Organic bioelectronics
  • Tattoo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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    Zucca, A., Cipriani, C., Sudha, Tarantino, S., Ricci, D., Mattoli, V., & Greco, F. (2015). Tattoo Conductive Polymer Nanosheets for Skin-Contact Applications. Advanced healthcare materials, 4(7), 983-990.