Transparent, optical, pressure-sensitive artificial skin for large-area stretchable electronics

Adv Mater. 2012 Jun 26;24(24):3223-7. doi: 10.1002/adma.201200523. Epub 2012 May 29.


Optical pressure sensors are highly responsive and are unaffected by surrounding parameters such as electronic noise, humidity, temperature, etc. A new type of optical pressure sensor is described that demonstrates the stretchability and transparency of a polydimethylsiloxane waveguide, while also serving as a substrate. The pressure sensors are both robust and easy to fabricate over a large area.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biomimetics*
  • Dimethylpolysiloxanes / chemistry
  • Electrical Equipment and Supplies*
  • Light
  • Optical Phenomena*
  • Pressure*
  • Semiconductors


  • Dimethylpolysiloxanes
  • baysilon