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Stretchable & Conformal Electronics for Peace of Mind

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Susan Fourtané
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Wearable electronics
Susan Fourtané   3/2/2014 4:34:10 AM
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This is certainly an interesting application for wearable technology. Medical applications are the ones that interest me the most. 

For example, the silicon-based nanomaterials configured in flexible and stretchable formats, and their potential to rapidly transform the medical landscape discussed in this article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136970211300148X

-Susan 

 

Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   3/9/2014 6:19:45 AM
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Thanks for the link, Susan. This is one of those technologies that really captures the imagination.

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Re: Wearable electronics
Susan Fourtané   3/24/2014 5:16:28 AM
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Hailey, 

Yes. :) This is why electronics design is so exciting. 

-Susan

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prabhakar_deosthali   3/3/2014 7:23:01 AM

I have started to strech my imagination , to see what applications can easily become more adaptable by strecheable electronics.

 

How about the following for starters?

. the socks using strechable elctronics to wotk as Pedometers?

.  The scarf around your neck monitors your temperature and BP?

 

 

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Susan Fourtané   3/4/2014 2:47:03 AM
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Prabhakar, 

Anything you do with your imagination is always a good thing. :D

I like your ideas for the strechable electronics' applications. They are both useful. They certainly could find a good place in the market. The scarf could be useful especially for those patients who need to monitor their BP daily.

It could be wirelessly connected to a central where a nurse could be notified in case of the BP going to high. The patient could receive immediate attention. (or I am dreaming too much here?) 

The socks could be useful in sports, or anyone who would like to keep track of the distance in their daily walks. 

Great ideas, Prabhakar. :) 

-Susan

 

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Downloadable Flexible Circuit book
Iconoclast Engineer   3/3/2014 2:06:14 PM
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For those with interest, the topic of strectchable circuits is given an entire chapter in Flexible Circuit Technology 4th edition.  Available for free download at www.flexiblecircuittechnology.com

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Susan Fourtané   3/4/2014 3:25:03 AM
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Iconoclast Engineer, 

Flexible circuit technology is certainly an interesting and timely topic. Thanks for the link to this ebook. :)

-Susan  

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Jacob   3/4/2014 11:30:38 PM
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"For those with interest, the topic of strectchable circuits is given an entire chapter in Flexible Circuit Technology 4th edition.  Available for free download at www.flexiblecircuittechnology.com"

Iconoclast, thanks for the link and details.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   3/9/2014 6:21:16 AM
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@Iconoclast, welcome to the discussion and thanks for the link. Do you have experience with designing with these types of circuits? What's the next step in innovation for these do you think? 

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Elastic Property
Jacob   3/4/2014 11:29:04 PM
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"We are all aware of how important stretching is before and after exercising, but who would have thought that stretching would ever be important to electronics?"

Nichole, out body is stretchable because of the elastic property of the skin and muscles. But that may not be the case with electronic devices and components; they are solid devices which won't have any elastic property.

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An SMS too far
kdawson   3/28/2014 7:41:06 PM
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cosmetic stickers that can alert you by phone when it is time to reapply sunscreen

Hmm, I've already got Starbucks and Apple sending me random SMS messages. Not sure I want to add my skin to that list.

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Re: An SMS too far
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   3/28/2014 7:44:36 PM
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@kdawson, im right there with you! and i'm sure my kids would say that they are tired of me stalking them over the sunscreen issue but i'm not convinced they'd react better to a message from their skin!

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Re: An SMS too far
kdawson   3/29/2014 8:18:21 AM
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OK, yeah, when you put it that way, for a kid it could be it's kind of cool.



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