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Printed Elastronics for Wearable Biomedical Applications

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019
Publication typeNot Eligible
EventIEEE IFETC 2019 - Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 11 Aug 201914 Aug 2019


ConferenceIEEE IFETC 2019


To reach the full potential of wearables, electronics hardware must become soft, light-weight, thin, conformable to the body and, especially, inexpensive to manufacture. The proposed approach is based on low-cost printing processes enabling the wider exploitation of the results, i.e. affordable disposable sensors and e-textiles. Printing elastronic (elastic electronic) components like antennas, interconnects, electrodes, temperature sensors, and pressure sensors on low-cost soft and biocompatible substrates, like thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), enables continuous (24/7) monitoring. This presentation will focus on utilization of inkjet and screen printing technologies in elastronics fabrication.