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Silk adhesive paves the way for epidermal electronics

Silk adhesive paves the way for epidermal electronics

Producing effective epidermal electronics requires a strong, biocompatible interface between a biological surface and a sensor. A research team has employed a calcium-modified silk fibroin as a biocompatible and strong adhesive. This technology led to the development of epidermal electronics with strong adhesion for patients who need drug injections and physiological monitoring over a long time.
Printed Electronics World
Nov 28, 2018
Bendable smartphone technology could save lives

Bendable smartphone technology could save lives

A university team has designed a glass-like polymer to conduct electricity for transparent and flexible electronics. The innovative polymer film, which has the look and feel of glass, can be inexpensively and sustainably produced on a large scale because it originates from earth-abundant materials.
Printed Electronics World
Nov 27, 2018
Electronics in hydrogel-based soft lenses

Electronics in hydrogel-based soft lenses

Researchers have developed a contact lens with autonomous electronics, opening the door to unique applications such as lenses with sensors and/or drug-delivery systems for the treatment of eye disorders.
Printed Electronics World
Oct 17, 2018
Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker applied to your body.
Printed Electronics World
Oct 8, 2018
Real-time health monitoring more than just skin deep

Real-time health monitoring more than just skin deep

Researchers are at the forefront of a world-first breakthrough in wearable electronic skin that can interact with organs in the body to provide real-time health monitoring.
Printed Electronics World
Oct 3, 2018
A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin

A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin

Scientists have developed a human-friendly, ultra-flexible organic sensor powered by sunlight, which acts as a self-powered heart monitor.
Printed Electronics World
Oct 1, 2018
Wearable UV sensors monitor sun exposure

Wearable UV sensors monitor sun exposure

Managing vitamin absorption and avoiding sun damage could soon be as simple as slipping on a bracelet thanks to new personalised sensors.
Printed Electronics World
Sep 25, 2018
IDTechEx TVDIY ultrasound for the future

DIY ultrasound for the future

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.
Printed Electronics World
Sep 17, 2018
Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body

Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body

A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. In tests, the patch performed as well as some clinical methods to measure blood pressure.
Printed Electronics World
Sep 4, 2018
Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

A new material can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, allowing a literal square peg to morph and fit into a round hole before fully reverting to its original form and could have broad applications for manufacturing, robotics, biomedical devices and artificial muscles.
Printed Electronics World
Aug 27, 2018
Flexible drug delivery microdevice to advance precision medicine

Flexible drug delivery microdevice to advance precision medicine

A research team has developed a flexible drug delivery device with controlled release for personalized medicine, blazing the path toward theragnosis.
Printed Electronics World
Nov 28, 2018
Bendable smartphone technology could save lives

Bendable smartphone technology could save lives

A university team has designed a glass-like polymer to conduct electricity for transparent and flexible electronics. The innovative polymer film, which has the look and feel of glass, can be inexpensively and sustainably produced on a large scale because it originates from earth-abundant materials.
Printed Electronics World
Oct 17, 2018
Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Simple stickers may save lives of heart patients, athletes

Heart surgery can be traumatic for patients. Having to continuously monitor your status without a doctor when you are back home can be even scarier. Imagine being able to do that with a simple sticker applied to your body.
Printed Electronics World
Oct 3, 2018
A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin

A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin

Scientists have developed a human-friendly, ultra-flexible organic sensor powered by sunlight, which acts as a self-powered heart monitor.
Printed Electronics World
Sep 25, 2018
IDTechEx TVDIY ultrasound for the future

DIY ultrasound for the future

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.
Printed Electronics World
Sep 4, 2018
Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

A new material can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, allowing a literal square peg to morph and fit into a round hole before fully reverting to its original form and could have broad applications for manufacturing, robotics, biomedical devices and artificial muscles.