Mass Production of Soft And Stretchable Electronics

This new technical paper titled "Scalable Manufacturing of Liquid Metal Circuits" was published by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. The work presents "a novel technique for scalable and reproducible manufacturing of LM-based SSEs [soft and stretchable electronics] with integrated solid-state microelectronic components. The manufacturing technique is based on a selective metal-alloy... » read more

Telecare Challenges: Secure, Reliable, Lower Power

The adoption of telecare using a variety of connected digital devices is opening the door to much more rapid response to medical emergencies, as well as more consistent monitoring, but it also is adding new challenges involving connectivity, security, and power consumption. Telecare has been on the horizon for the better part of two decades, but it really began ramping with improvements in s... » read more

Designing and Simulating Low-Voltage CMOS Circuits Using Four-Parameter Model

New technical paper titled "Bridging the Gap between Design and Simulation of Low-Voltage CMOS Circuits" from researchers at Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Abstract "This work proposes a truly compact MOSFET model that contains only four parameters to assist an integrated circuits (IC) designer in a design by hand. The four-parameter model (4PM) is based on the advanced com... » read more

Miniaturized Liquid Metal-based Flexible Electrochemical Detection System on Fabric

Researchers from Beihang University (Beijing), Zhejiang University, and Tsinghua University. Abstract "Integrated electrochemical sensing platforms in wearable devices have great prospects in biomedical applications. However, traditional electrochemical platforms are generally fabricated on airtight printed circuit boards, which lack sufficient flexibility, air permeability, and conformab... » read more

“Lab On The Skin” Monitors Multiple Biomarkers

New research from UC San Diego's Center For Wearable Sensors, "An integrated wearable microneedle array for the continuous monitoring of multiple biomarkers in interstitial fluid." Current continuous glucose monitors on the market like Dexcom only measure glucose. This device also monitors alcohol and lactate. “With our wearable, people can see the interplay between their glucose spikes... » read more

Research Bits: April 13

Washable battery Researchers from the University of British Columbia developed a washable, flexible, and stretchable battery. “Wearable electronics are a big market and stretchable batteries are essential to their development,” said Dr. Ngoc Tan Nguyen, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s faculty of applied science. “However, up until now, stretchable batteries have not been washable. Th... » read more

Research Bits: March 15

Interferometer on chip Researchers at the University of Rochester developed an optical interferometer on a 2mm by 2mm integrated photonic chip that is capable of amplifying interferometric signals without a corresponding increase in extraneous noise. Interferometers merge two or more sources of light to create interference patterns that provide information able what they illuminate. “If y... » read more

Label-Free C-Reactive Protein Si Nanowire FET Sensor Arrays With Super-Nernstian Back-Gate Operation

Abstract: "We present a CMOS-compatible double gate and label-free C-reactive protein (CRP) sensor, based on silicon on insulator (SOI) silicon nanowires arrays. We exploit a reference subtracted detection method and a super-Nernstian internal amplification given by the double gate structure. We overcome the Debye screening of charged CRP proteins in solutions using antibodies fragments as c... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Jan. 18

3D printed custom wearables Researchers from the University of Arizona created a 3D printed wearable that can operate continuously through wireless power to track body temperature and muscle deformation during exercise. Based on 3D body scans of the wearer, the medical-grade 'biosymbiotic device' can be custom printed to conform to a user's skin without the need for adhesives, which can irr... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Jan. 3

Optical device integration Researchers from the University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow, and the Australian National University propose a way to place multiple micron-scale optical devices made from different materials close together on a single silicon chip. “The development of electronics that are based on silicon transistors has enabled increasingly more powerful and flexible ... » read more

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