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Emerging Applications for Printed/Flexible Electronics (2020)

Emerging Applications for Printed/Flexible Electronics (2020)

Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 9, 2020
Stretchable Micro-Supercapacitors to Self-Power Wearable Devices

Stretchable Micro-Supercapacitors to Self-Power Wearable Devices

An alternative to batteries, micro-supercapacitors are energy storage devices that can complement or replace lithium-ion batteries in wearable devices. Micro-supercapacitors have a small footprint, high power density, and the ability to charge and discharge quickly.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 19, 2020
Engineers Print Wearable Sensors Directly on Skin Without Heat

Engineers Print Wearable Sensors Directly on Skin Without Heat

Wearable sensors are evolving from watches and electrodes to bendable devices that provide far more precise biometric measurements and comfort for users. Now, an international team of researchers has taken the evolution one step further by printing sensors directly on human skin without the use of heat.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 13, 2020
Printing Organic Transistors

Printing Organic Transistors

High-speed low-power printed transistors could lead to new display technologies. Researchers have successfully printed and demonstrated organic transistors, electronic switches, which can operate close to their theoretical speed limits.
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Lessons Learned from the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020

Lessons Learned from the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020

This article contains key reflections of the high-level discussions that took place during the congress and is structured by theme.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 8, 2020
New Electronic Skin can React to Pain Like Human Skin

New Electronic Skin can React to Pain Like Human Skin

Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 2, 2020
Inkjet Printed Thin Skinned Solar Panels

Inkjet Printed Thin Skinned Solar Panels

Solar cells can now be made so thin, light and flexible that they can rest on a soap bubble. The new cells, which efficiently capture energy from light, could offer an alternative way to power novel electronic devices, such as medical skin patches, where conventional energy sources are unsuitable.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 19, 2020
New Flexible Electronics Research Shows Promise for Spinal Therapies

New Flexible Electronics Research Shows Promise for Spinal Therapies

Patients recovering from spinal cord injuries or who have mobility disorders related to spinal nerve compression are frequently treated by the conditioning of the Hoffmann's reflex via non-surgical electrostimulation therapy. To track the progress of the treatment, electromyography is used to record the amplitude of the patient's muscle twitch response.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 5, 2020
Drawn-on-Skin Electronics Offer Breakthrough in Wearable Monitors

Drawn-on-Skin Electronics Offer Breakthrough in Wearable Monitors

A team of researchers has developed a new form of electronics known as "drawn-on-skin electronics," allowing multifunctional sensors and circuits to be drawn on the skin with an ink pen.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 2, 2020
New Electronic Material for Wearables and Soft Robots

New Electronic Material for Wearables and Soft Robots

Imagine a flexible digital screen that heals itself when it cracks, or a light-emitting robot that locates survivors in dark, dangerous environments or carries out farming and space exploration tasks. A novel material developed could turn these ideas into reality.
Wearable Technology Insights
Dec 9, 2020
Stretchable Micro-Supercapacitors to Self-Power Wearable Devices

Stretchable Micro-Supercapacitors to Self-Power Wearable Devices

An alternative to batteries, micro-supercapacitors are energy storage devices that can complement or replace lithium-ion batteries in wearable devices. Micro-supercapacitors have a small footprint, high power density, and the ability to charge and discharge quickly.
Wearable Technology Insights
Oct 13, 2020
Printing Organic Transistors

Printing Organic Transistors

High-speed low-power printed transistors could lead to new display technologies. Researchers have successfully printed and demonstrated organic transistors, electronic switches, which can operate close to their theoretical speed limits.
Wearable Technology Insights
Sep 8, 2020
New Electronic Skin can React to Pain Like Human Skin

New Electronic Skin can React to Pain Like Human Skin

Researchers have developed electronic artificial skin that reacts to pain just like real skin, opening the way to better prosthetics, smarter robotics and non-invasive alternatives to skin grafts.
Wearable Technology Insights
Aug 19, 2020
New Flexible Electronics Research Shows Promise for Spinal Therapies

New Flexible Electronics Research Shows Promise for Spinal Therapies

Patients recovering from spinal cord injuries or who have mobility disorders related to spinal nerve compression are frequently treated by the conditioning of the Hoffmann's reflex via non-surgical electrostimulation therapy. To track the progress of the treatment, electromyography is used to record the amplitude of the patient's muscle twitch response.
Wearable Technology Insights
Jun 2, 2020
New Electronic Material for Wearables and Soft Robots

New Electronic Material for Wearables and Soft Robots

Imagine a flexible digital screen that heals itself when it cracks, or a light-emitting robot that locates survivors in dark, dangerous environments or carries out farming and space exploration tasks. A novel material developed could turn these ideas into reality.
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