Soft electronics for the human body

John A Rogers*

*Corresponding author for this work

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

2 Scopus citations


New concepts in materials science and mechanics design principles provide routes to high performance electronics with physical characteristics matched to those of vital organs of the human body. The resulting opportunities for integration of sensors, actuators, radios and computing capabilities directly on the surfaces or into the depths of targeted tissues have strong potential to improve current practices in clinical care and physiological monitoring. This talk outlines some of the key ideas, and describes their use in various classes of body-integrated electronic and optoelectronic systems with functions that are important to both clinicians and consumers alike.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 46th European Solid-State Device Research Conference, ESSDERC 2016
PublisherEditions Frontieres
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781509029693
StatePublished - Oct 18 2016
Event46th European Solid-State Device Research Conference, ESSDERC 2016 - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: Sep 12 2016Sep 15 2016


Other46th European Solid-State Device Research Conference, ESSDERC 2016


  • flexible electronics
  • health monitors
  • stretchable electronics
  • surgical tools
  • wearables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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