Annan Crossing borders (onlineseminarium via Zoom) med John A. Rogers: "Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Skin"

2021-04-07 16:00 - 17:00 Add to iCal
Online onlineseminarium via Zoom

Välkommen till en onlineföreläsning via Zoom med John A Rogers från Northwestern University, USA, onsdagen den 7 april 2021 mellan kl. 16:00-17:00 (CET).


"Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Skin"


John A. Rogers, Northwestern University, USA


Biological systems are mechanically soft, with complex, time-dependent 3D curvilinear shapes; modern electronic and microfluidic technologies are rigid, with simple, static 2D layouts. Eliminating this profound mismatch in physical properties will create vast opportunities in man-made systems that can intimately integrate with the human body, for diagnostic, therapeutic or surgical function with important, unique capabilities in fitness/wellness, sports performance and clinical healthcare.

Over the last decade, a convergence of new concepts in materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and advanced manufacturing has led to the emergence of diverse classes of 'biocompatible' electronic and microfluidic systems with skin-like physical properties.

This talk describes the key ideas and presents some of the most recent device examples, including wireless, battery-free electronic 'tattoos' with applications in continuous monitoring of vital signs in neonatal and pediatric intensive care; and microfluidic/electronic platforms that can capture, manipulate and perform biomarker analysis on microliter volumes of sweat, with applications in sports and fitness.


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