Rugged and breathable forms of stretchable electronics with adherent composite substrates for transcutaneous monitoring

Kyung In Jang, Sang Youn Han, Sheng Xu, Kyle E. Mathewson, Yihui Zhang, Jae Woong Jeong, Gwang Tae Kim, R. Chad Webb, Jung Woo Lee, Thomas J. Dawidczyk, Rak Hwan Kim, Young Min Song, Woon Hong Yeo, Stanley Kim, Huanyu Cheng, Sang Il Rhee, Jeahoon Chung, Byunggik Kim, Ha Uk Chung, Dongjun Lee & 8 others Yiyuan Yang, Moongee Cho, John G. Gaspar, Ronald Carbonari, Monica Fabiani, Gabriele Gratton, Yonggang Huang, John A. Rogers*

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Abstract

Research in stretchable electronics involves fundamental scientific topics relevant to applications with importance in human healthcare. Despite significant progress in active components, routes to mechanically robust construction are lacking. Here, we introduce materials and composite designs for thin, breathable, soft electronics that can adhere strongly to the skin, with the ability to be applied and removed hundreds of times without damaging the devices or the skin, even in regions with substantial topography and coverage of hair. The approach combines thin, ultralow modulus, cellular silicone materials with elastic, strain-limiting fabrics, to yield a compliant but rugged platform for stretchable electronics. Theoretical and experimental studies highlight the mechanics of adhesion and elastic deformation. Demonstrations include cutaneous optical, electrical and radio frequency sensors for measuring hydration state, electrophysiological activity, pulse and cerebral oximetry. Multipoint monitoring of a subject in an advanced driving simulator provides a practical example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4779
JournalNature communications
Volume5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 3 2014

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Electronic equipment
Skin
composite materials
Monitoring
Composite materials
Substrates
electronics
oximetry
Oximetry
elastic deformation
hair
Elastic deformation
silicones
Silicones
Mechanics
Radio
Hydration
Hair
Topography
simulators

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Jang, Kyung In ; Han, Sang Youn ; Xu, Sheng ; Mathewson, Kyle E. ; Zhang, Yihui ; Jeong, Jae Woong ; Kim, Gwang Tae ; Webb, R. Chad ; Lee, Jung Woo ; Dawidczyk, Thomas J. ; Kim, Rak Hwan ; Song, Young Min ; Yeo, Woon Hong ; Kim, Stanley ; Cheng, Huanyu ; Rhee, Sang Il ; Chung, Jeahoon ; Kim, Byunggik ; Chung, Ha Uk ; Lee, Dongjun ; Yang, Yiyuan ; Cho, Moongee ; Gaspar, John G. ; Carbonari, Ronald ; Fabiani, Monica ; Gratton, Gabriele ; Huang, Yonggang ; Rogers, John A. / Rugged and breathable forms of stretchable electronics with adherent composite substrates for transcutaneous monitoring. In: Nature communications. 2014 ; Vol. 5.
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