Compliant lightweight non-invasive standalone “Marine Skin” tagging system

Joanna M. Nassar, Sherjeel Khan, Seneca J. Velling, Andrea Diaz-Gaxiola, Sohail F. Shaikh, Nathan Geraldi, Galo T. Sevilla, Carlos M. Duarte, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

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Current marine research primarily depends on weighty and invasive sensory equipment and telemetric network to understand the marine environment, including the diverse fauna it contains, as a function of animal behavior and size, as well as equipment longevity. To match animal morphology and activity within the surrounding marine environment, here we show a physically flexible and stretchable skin-like and waterproof autonomous multifunctional system, integrating Bluetooth, memory chip, and high performance physical sensors. The sensory tag is mounted on a swimming crab (Portunus pelagicus) and is capable of continuous logging of depth, temperature, and salinity within the harsh ocean environment. The fully packaged, ultra-lightweight (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Journalnpj Flexible Electronics
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 3 2018


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