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Flexible Hybrid Electronics Key to a Personalized Digital Future

Imagine grabbing your favorite scarf before you go outside to shovel the 12 inches of snow that fell the night before or dispensing a sheet of paper towel to wipe the sweat from your brow after cutting the overgrown grass. Today, these are common actions for many of us. In the not-too-distant future, the difference will be that the scarf has embedded electronics that can sense your blood pressure, core body temperature and heart rate.

These embedded electronics in your scarf are integrated to a wireless communications link that transmits data to your health providers and allows them to monitor your physiological condition to ensure that you are not over-exerting your body while enjoying the quiet and calming experience of relocating hundreds of pounds of a white blanket of snow. The paper towel has integrated sensors that can analyze the electrolyte composition of your sweat to prepare that cool drink necessary to rebalance your body. These visions will be realized as soon as products, markets and people experience a digital transformation due to the introduction of a portfolio of flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) technologies. This personalized digital future will be experienced in perhaps as little as three to five years, enabled by flexible and stretchable FHE-based patient monitoring systems of distributed embedded sensors that capture data to be analyzed according to your digital health plan (e.g., telehealth).

Daniel Gamota
By Daniel Gamota
on Aug 24, 2017 12:59:40 PM
   
Flexible Hybrid Electronics Key to a Personalized Digital Future

Imagine grabbing your favorite scarf before you go outside to shovel the 12 inches of snow that fell the night before or...

Daniel Gamota
By Daniel Gamota
on Aug 24, 2017 12:59:40 PM
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