Recent years have seen strong development in printed electronics capacities and applications for healthcare. Linxens (Mantes-La-Jolie, France), as a global leader, has massively invested to accelerate development of connected health solutions utilising its recognised expertise in printed electronics through three main technology segments:
During pregnancy, regular medical check-ups provide information about the health and development of the pregnant person and the child. However, these examinations only provide snapshots of their state, which can be dangerous, especially in high-risk cases. To enable convenient and continuous monitoring during this sensitive phase, an international research consortium is planning to further develop the technology of smart textiles. A patch equipped with highly sensitive electronics is meant to collect and evaluate vital data. In addition, the sensors will be integrated into baby clothing in order to improve the future of medical monitoring for newborns with the highest level of data security.
For Schreiner Group (Oberschleißheim, Germany), it was a resounding success: In this year’s FINAT label competition, two products were recognised with three awards. That all the accolades were presented in the Innovation category is a particularly outstanding fact for the hidden champion. The European self-adhesive label industry association (FINAT) was especially impressed by the Film-Based Cover that received two awards–including the overall group award for Innovation & Electronic Printing.