Webinar: AIMES - Crossing Borders with John A. Rogers
Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Skin
Time: Wed 2021-04-07 16.00 - 17.00
Lecturer: John A. Rogers, Northwestern University
Register at: survey.ki.se/Survey/24903
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Host: Onur Parlak
AIMES - Center for the Advancement of Integrated Medical & Engineering Sciences, KI & KTH
We are happy to welcome John Rogers to give a talk with the following abstract:
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.