Electronic systems with physical properties matched to the human epidermis can be used in clinical monitoring and are used to measure electrical activity produced by the heart, brain, and skeletal muscles and show that the resulting data contain sufficient information for an unusual type of computer game controller.
Injectable, Cellular-Scale Optoelectronics with Applications for Wireless Optogenetics
The ability of these ultrathin, mechanically compliant, biocompatible devices to afford minimally invasive operation in the soft tissues of the mammalian brain foreshadow applications in other organ systems, with potential for broad utility in biomedical science and engineering.
Materials and Mechanics for Stretchable Electronics
Inorganic and organic electronic materials in microstructured and nanostructured forms, intimately integrated with elastomeric substrates, offer particularly attractive characteristics, with realistic pathways to sophisticated embodiments, and applications in systems ranging from electronic eyeball cameras to deformable light-emitting displays are described.
Medium-scale carbon nanotube thin-film integrated circuits on flexible plastic substrates
The ability to form integrated circuits on flexible sheets of plastic enables attributes (for example conformal and flexible formats and lightweight and shock resistant construction) in electronic…
High-performance electronics using dense, perfectly aligned arrays of single-walled carbon nanotubes.
Dense, perfectly aligned arrays of long, perfectly linear SWNTs are reported as an effective thin-film semiconductor suitable for integration into transistors and other classes of electronic devices, representing a route to large-scale integrated nanotube electronics.
Nanostructured plasmonic sensors.
This work has shown that coherent oscillations of conduction electrons on a metal surface excited by electromagnetic radiation at a metal -dielectric interface can be associated with surface plasmons, which have potential applications in miniaturized optical devices, sensors, and photonic circuits.
Dissolvable films of silk fibroin for ultrathin conformal bio-integrated electronics.
A material strategy for a type of bio-interfaced system that relies on ultrathin electronics supported by bioresorbable substrates of silk fibroin that provides new capabilities for implantable and surgical devices is described.
A Physically Transient Form of Silicon Electronics
A set of materials, manufacturing schemes, device components, and theoretical design tools for a silicon-based complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology that has this type of transient behavior are reported, together with integrated sensors, actuators, power supply systems, and wireless control strategies.
Conformal piezoelectric energy harvesting and storage from motions of the heart, lung, and diaphragm
- C. Dagdeviren, Byung Duk Yang, J. Rogers
- EngineeringProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 21 January 2014
Advanced materials and devices are reported that enable high-efficiency mechanical-to-electrical energy conversion from the natural contractile and relaxation motions of the heart, lung, and diaphragm, demonstrated in several different animal models, each of which has organs with sizes that approach human scales.
Transfer printing by kinetic control of adhesion to an elastomeric stamp
An increasing number of technologies require large-scale integration of disparate classes of separately fabricated objects into spatially organized, functional systems1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. Here we…