Electronic Skin


Electromyography is a non-invasive method widely used to map muscle activation. For decades, it was commonly accepted that dry metallic electrodes establish poor electrode-skin contact, making them impractical for skin electromyography (sEMG) applications. Gelled electrodes are therefore the standard in electromyography with their use confined, almost entirely, to laboratory settings. Our lab recentlydeveloped novel dry electrodes, exhibiting outstanding electromyography recording along with excellent user comfort. The electrodes are realized using screen-printing of silver and carbon inks on a soft support. The conformity of the electrodes helps establish direct contact with the skin, making the use of a gel superfluous. 

We are currently collaborating with several leading researchers to demonstrate the perfromances of our electronic skin (or electronic tattoo) technology in early diagnostics of PD patients, psychological evaluation, emotion detection, brain-machine interfacing, wakefulness monitoring, and more.

We are eager to provide other labs access to the technology for evaluation, testing and research purposes. Electrodes and control software can be costumized to fit specific applications. Go to our evaluation kit page


  • Faical EMG
  • Rahbiliatation

 More Info:

  • Lilach Bareket, Lilah Inzelberg, David Rand, Moshe David-Pur, David Rabinovich, Barak Brandes, and Yael Hanein, Sci. Rep. 6, 25727; doi: 10.1038/srep25727, 2016. Full Text:Link.
  • Video clip showing facial sEMF recordings with dry electrode tattoo: Link.
  • Media: Electronic Tattoos Offer Convenience to Medical Tech:Link.
  • Radio: The fabric of future life:Link.
  • Evaluation Kit

Contact Details

Admin: Ms. Sara Ben Arie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Mail address: Prof. Yael Hanein (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), School of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Tel-Aviv, 69978, Israel. 

Office address: (1) EE Building (Map), Office 232 and (2) Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Map), Office 003.

Labs: (1) EE building, Room: 207, 972-3-6407937, and (2) Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Rooms: 05, 06, 07, 08, 20, 972-3-6405707, 5709, 8379.

Yael Hanein, Ph.D. School of Electrical Engineering; Physical Electronics, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel. Phone: +972-3-6407698 Fax: +972-3-6423508