Advances in material science techniques and pioneering circuit designs have led to the development of electronic membranes that can form intimate contacts with biological tissues. In this review, we present the range of geometries, sensors, and actuators available for custom configurations of electronic membranes in cardiac applications. Additionally, we highlight the desirable mechanics achieved by such devices that allow the circuits and substrates to deform with the beating heart. These devices unlock opportunities to collect continuous data on the electrical, metabolic, and mechanical state of the heart as well as a platform on which to develop high definition therapeutics.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology