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Screen printed temporary tattoos for skin-mounted electronics

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 69th Electronic Components and Technology Conference, ECTC 2019
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728114989
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 28 May 201931 May 2019


ConferenceIEEE Electronic Components and Technology Conference
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


This paper focus on fabrication and analyzation of screen-printed temporary transfer electrical tattoos. Stretchable conductors and insulators are printed on temporary transfer tattoo paper. The printed lines are electrically and electromechanically characterized. Four different test structures were used to evaluate the sheet resistance and the quality of the printing process. The acquired sheet resistance of the tattoos was 42 mΩ/□ with a standard deviation of 6 mΩ/□. The maximum tensile strain before breaking was 19.4 %. Finally, on-skin performance was evaluated by attaching a printed tattoo on a knee and backhand of a test person. The skin-mounted tattoo showed good electrical performance and conformability.


  • Printed electronics, Stretchable electronics, Temporary electrical tattoo

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