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Wearable systems that monitor muscle activity, store data and deliver feedback therapy are the next frontier in personalized medicine and healthcare. However, technical challenges, such as the fabrication of high-performance, energy-efficient sensors and memory modules that are in intimate mechanical contact with soft tissues, in conjunction with controlled(More)
Development of biomaterials to control the fate of stem cells is important for stem cell based regeneration of bone tissue. The objective of this study is to develop functionalized electrospun fibers using a mussel-inspired surface coating to regulate adhesion, proliferation and differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). We prepared(More)
Most polymeric vascular prosthetic materials have low patency rate for replacement of small diameter vessels (<5 mm), mainly due to failure to generate healthy endothelium. In this study, we present polydopamine-mediated immobilization of growth factors on the surface of polymeric materials as a versatile tool to modify surface characteristics of vascular(More)
Deformable full-colour light-emitting diodes with ultrafine pixels are essential for wearable electronics, which requires the conformal integration on curvilinear surface as well as retina-like high-definition displays. However, there are remaining challenges in terms of polychromatic configuration, electroluminescence efficiency and/or multidirectional(More)
Implantable endovascular devices such as bare metal, drug eluting, and bioresorbable stents have transformed interventional care by providing continuous structural and mechanical support to many peripheral, neural, and coronary arteries affected by blockage. Although effective in achieving immediate restoration of blood flow, the long-term(More)
While several functional platforms for cell culturing have been proposed for cell sheet engineering, a soft integrated system enabling in vitro physiological monitoring of aligned cells prior to their in vivo applications in tissue regeneration has not been reported. Here, we present a multifunctional, soft cell-culture platform equipped with ultrathin(More)
In this study, thermosensitive hydrogels incorporated with multiple cell-interactive factors were developed as a substrate to form monolayer of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) that can be detached and transferrable to target sites as a cell-sheet in response to temperature change. The cell adhesive peptide (RGD) and growth factor (bFGF)(More)
Multi-layered location registration areas are considered to minimize the control signals at boundary cells in the microcellular systems. The decision problem of multi-layered location registration (LR) areas is formulated as an integer programming by examining the regional subscriber densities, traffic flows and call arrival rates. By relaxing the(More)
Synthetic substrates with defined chemical and structural characteristics may potentially be prepared to mimic the living ECM to regulate cell adhesion and growth. Hydrogels with cell-adhesive peptides (0.28 ± 0.03 nmol peptide cm(-2) , TTA-R-0.5; and 0.91 ± 0.12 nmol peptide cm(-2) , TTA-R-2.0) and/or micro-scaled topographical patterns (10, 25, and 80 µm(More)