Stretchable Electronics: On or In You for Health

Health care in the US and worldwide is under increasing pressures: financial, population and disease-burden. Paradigms are shifting, with care morphing from a traditional, large population, one-size-fits-all approach to a focus on personalized, precision individual care; and from “sick care” to a hope for “well care” and prevention. Central in this is the need for early, accurate, and personalized diagnostics and therapeutics. To move beyond large lab-based systems to mobile, home and “on person” systems, we need new materials. Learn about novel advances in materials development, specifically the emergence of stretchable, transient and piezo electronic materials, new polymer- and paper-based systems such as smart skins, wearables/implantables, body-powered devices, and edible electronics.

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Marvin Slepian

The University Of Arizona

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