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Prof John A. Rogers is the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Northwestern University (photo: John Rogers)

Printed electronics is revolutionising medicine. LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry in Munich, Germany, will present new developments from this area from 24 to 26 March 2020. Read excerpts from a conversation with LOPEC plenary speaker John A. Rogers, professor at Northwestern University in the US state of Illinois, about monitoring systems and other flexible electronic devices that can be worn directly on the skin or implanted inside the body.

 
The sportswear industry is a highly promising market for flexible and printed electronics (photo: pexels.com)

Flexible sensors to monitor your performance, motion and physical conditions, improve your training as well as prevent injuries. Integrated lighting for additional safety or self-heating jackets to increase your well-being. Organic and printed electronics stands for a revolutionary new type of electronics, which are thin, lightweight, flexible, robust and produced at low cost, from organic, polymeric or inorganic materials. The high degree of freedom of design requires a holistic approach in product design to enable this wide range of novel applications.

 
Impressions from LOPEC 2019 (photo: Messe München)

Fitness trackers, smart pharmaceutical packaging, adhesive solar films or steplessly dimmable windows: These are just a few examples of the applications that will be combined under the new focus topic Smart Living. LOPEC, the international exhibition and conference for the printed electronics industry, will thereby demonstrate the innovative opportunities that printed electronics offers to a wide variety of industries. The next LOPEC will take place from 24 to 26 March 2020.

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