Singapore Researchers Push Frontiers of Flexible Electronics
Tech that can be worn on clothes and skin has potential use in healthcare, defence, robotics
Electronic devices have transformed human society in the last few decades, giving birth to hospital ultrasound machines, manufacturing robots and that smartphone everyone has in their pockets.
Universities here are spearheading the next revolution in electronics, the transition from traditional, hard, bulky circuits to flexible films that people can wear on their clothes and even on their skin.
This could lead to unobtrusive biomedical “plasters” that monitor health indicators like pulse rates round the clock, for instance, or to movement sensors attached to the body for virtual reality gaming.