September 16, 2013 AT 10:24 am

Research team develops tattoo-like skin thermometer patch

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Research team develops tattoo-like skin thermometer patch.

A diverse team of researchers from the U.S., China, and Singapore has created a patch that when glued to the skin can be used as a thermometer—continuously measuring skin temperature. In their paper published in the journal Nature Materials, the team describes how the patch is made and ways it can be used.

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