Breathable, Paper-based Epidermal Electronics

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2019-MART-68591
Current manufacturing methods and materials for epidermal electronics are complex and expensive, which prevent their adoption as single-use medical devices. Researchers at Purdue University have developed a low-cost, omniphobic, paper-based wearable or implantable epidermal electronic to monitor health status. Whereas current metallic based skin-mountable or implantable devices are not breathable and short-circuit in high humidity situations, this porous, paper-based technology is not impacted by moisture changes and is highly breathable. Furthermore, this technology makes epidermal electronic devices accessible to high-throughput manufacturing technologies to allow the fabrication of a variety of wearable medical devices at a low cost.

Advantages:
-Breathable
-Not impacted by moisture
-Low-cost

Potential Applications:
-Wearable or implantable epidermal electronics
Apr 8, 2020
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Apr 8, 2020
Utility Patent
United States
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Apr 19, 2019
Provisional-Patent
United States
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