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Flexible Electronics Stretch the Limits of Imagination
12/18/2013

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Researchers at PARC have demonstrated low-temperature amorphous silicon on plastic, laser-crystallized p-Si on metal foil and quartz, and fabrication techniques including laser recrystallization and jet-printed, mask-less digital lithography.(Source: PARC)
Researchers at PARC have demonstrated low-temperature amorphous silicon on plastic, laser-crystallized p-Si on metal foil and quartz, and fabrication techniques including laser recrystallization and jet-printed, mask-less digital lithography.
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Jacob
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Re: good for wearable devices
Jacob   12/31/2013 11:23:44 PM
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"They are developing new things everyday. They have watches and other devices that have heart and blood pressure monitors so we might be able to see this in use in our lifetime."

Jbond, such wearable devices are available and looking for some smart devices which can process such datas and communicate with doctor or medical practitioners.

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anandvy   12/27/2013 3:01:58 AM
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@prabhakar, Electronic fabrics are popular with divers and astronauts, and now it can be realised into normal clothing. However one thing that people are forgetting about is the radiation ratings of such products, not to mention the cost of availability. The bendable electronics can be incorporated in 3D printing as well.

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anandvy   12/27/2013 3:01:16 AM
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Bendable electronics give way to bendable screens and Samsung are really singing all the way when it comes to bendable technology. The Samsung Yume was showcased and it generated enough hype for Samsung and they predict it will be a "Best Selling of All Time" product under their canopy.

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jbond   12/26/2013 10:16:17 AM
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They are developing new things everyday. They have watches and other devices that have heart and blood pressure monitors so we might be able to see this in use in our lifetime.

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Jacob   12/23/2013 6:05:46 AM
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"I like the idea of wearable smart clothing that can monitor your health. It makes me think of something the astronauts would be wearing. It is a great idea. Hopefully we will be able to see this in our lifetime."

Jbond, hope so.

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jbond   12/20/2013 10:09:08 AM
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@prabhakar - I like the idea of wearable smart clothing that can monitor your health. It makes me think of something the astronauts would be wearing. It is a great idea. Hopefully we will be able to see this in our lifetime.

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Jacob   12/19/2013 10:43:11 PM
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"Flexible and Bendable electronics will certainly give a major push to the wearable smart devices.  So like that thermal wear , someday we would have wearable smart clothing which will do all kind of health monitoring for you."

You are right Prabhakar. If technology is ready, then there won't be any limit for imaginations.  So your imagination about health monitoring cloth can also be fruitful in coming days.

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Foldable devices
Jacob   12/19/2013 10:40:33 PM
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"Bendable materials are changing how we think of and use substrates. R&D announcements are made nearly daily on new scientific research that will help enable flexible electronics (electronic products that are bendable or those that can be flexed). It is an exciting time to be in materials science, and the collaborations between chemists, physicists, and electrical engineers are sure to yield inspiring results."

Jannie, you are right about foldable devices. we can say next is the era for foldable devices. Recently researchers had announced about foldable screen, batteries and even foldable lights too.  So I think in coming days, more foldable/bendable devices will be available in market.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   12/19/2013 7:25:08 PM
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It seems like this is a real step toward smart fabrics... and also some really cool design elements. It will be interesting to watch.

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prabhakar_deosthali   12/18/2013 7:11:24 AM
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Flexible and Bendable electronics will certainly give a major push to the wearable smart devices.  So like that thermal wear , someday we would have wearable smart clothing which will do all kind of health monitoring for you.



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