Flexible and Stretchable Medical Devices
1. Edition April 2018
XIV, 420 Pages, Hardcover
Flexible and Wearable Health Monitoring Devices are expected to revolutionize healthcare in the 21st century. The book's contents satisfy an interdisciplinary readership.
The book introduces flexible and stretchable wearable electronic systems and covers in detail the technologies and materials required for healthcare and medical applications. A team of excellent authors gives an overview of currently available flexible devices and thoroughly describes their physical mechanisms that enable sensing human conditions.
In dedicated chapters, crucial components needed to realize flexible and wearable devices are discussed which include transistors and sensors and deal with memory, data handling and display. Additionally, suitable power sources based on photovoltaics, thermoelectric energy and supercapacitors are reviewed. A special chapter treats implantable flexible sensors for neural recording.
The book editor concludes with a perspective on this rapidly developing field which is expected to have a great impact on healthcare in the 21st century.
History of flexible and stretchable electronic devices
FUNDAMENTAL MATERIALS FOR FLEXIBLE AND STRETCHABLE TRANSISTORS AND SENSORS
Organic-based transistors and sensors
Inorganic-based transistors and sensors
Printed transistors and sensors
ENERGY HARVESTING AND STORAGE
Thermoelectric power generators
ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS FOR FLEXIBLE AND STRETCHABLE MEDICAL DEVICES
MEDICAL AND HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS
Flexible health monitoring devices
Stretchable health monitoring devices
Flexible and stretchable devices for medical applications
Implantable flexible sensors for neural recording
SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK