Bio-integrated electronics

J. A. Rogers*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations


Biology is curved, soft and elastic; silicon wafers are not. Semiconductor technologies that can bridge this gap in form and mechanics will create new opportunities in devices that require intimate integration with the human body. This paper provides an overview of ideas for electronics, sensors and actuators that offer the performance of state-of-the-art, wafer-based systems but with the mechanical properties of a rubber band. We explain the underlying materials science and mechanics of these approaches, and illustrate their use in bio-integrated, 'tissue-like' devices with unique diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities, when conformally laminated onto the heart, brain or skin. Demonstrations in animal models and in humans illustrate the diverse functionality offered by these technologies, and suggest several clinically relevant applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM 2012
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM 2012 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 10 2012Dec 13 2012

Publication series

NameTechnical Digest - International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM
ISSN (Print)0163-1918


Other2012 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, IEDM 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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