Be it in the mobility, healthcare or packaging sector: Printed electronics are suitable for a wide range of uses. Compared to conventional, rigid solutions, printed electronics are flat, flexible and lightweight. As a result, they can be optimally adapted to diverse applications. Printed electronics are even utilised in wound healing. For Coldplasmatech GmbH’s plasma therapy, Schreiner ProTech has recently developed a new EIF (Electronics in Film) product that’s an essential component of the company’s PlasmaPatch or CPTpatch.
InnovationLab (Heidelberg, Germany), the expert in printed electronics "from lab to fab", is currently attending MEDICA, the world-leading medical trade fair, in Düsseldorf from 15-18 November. InnovationLab is showing its portfolio of printed and organic electronics at Hall 15, booth H16, with a focus on sensors in healthcare.
TNO at Holst Centre has developed an ultrathin conformable smart sensor mat that can detect a person's breathing rate, heart rate and posture. The multi-modal sensing mat consists of a combination of printed piezo-resistive and piezo-electric sensors. In one implementation, the mat can be placed under a bed sheet, enabling long-term monitoring of patients in a hospital bed or babies sleeping at home. The mat can also be integrated into the seat and back of an office chair, increasing and extending the vitality of our work force. When used in a car seat, the mat can monitor posture and driver alertness. TNO at Holst Centre continues to develop the sensor mat to include monitoring of additional vital signs.