A Physical Basis for Ambient Intelligence - The Convergence of Biology, Polymers and Electronics Enabling New Design Approaches to Assistive Living

  title={A Physical Basis for Ambient Intelligence - The Convergence of Biology, Polymers and Electronics Enabling New Design Approaches to Assistive Living},
  author={Raymond Oliver and Anne Toomey},
Innovation in materials drives new technologies - in the 1930’s DuPont and ICI discovered and developed Nylon and Polyethylene polymerisation. Today, a new wave of conjugated conductive polymers is emerging, with electronic properties akin to Silicon with effects & interactions stemming from the electronic configuration within the material allowing them to be programmed, through their electron mobility, yielding conformable logic and memory devices. These active polymers are flexible… 
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