1st Edition

Flexible, Wearable, and Stretchable Electronics

Edited By Katsuyuki Sakuma Copyright 2021
    372 Pages 223 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    372 Pages 223 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Remarkable progress has been achieved within recent years in developing flexible, wearable, and stretchable (FWS) electronics. These electronics will play an increasingly significant role in the future of electronics and will open new product paradigms that conventional semiconductors are not capable of. This is because flexible electronics will allow us to build flexible circuits and devices on a substrate that can be bent, stretched, or folded without losing functionality. This revolutionary change will impact how we interact with the world around us. Future electronic devices will use flexible electronics as part of ambient intelligence and ubiquitous computing for many different applications such as consumer electronics, medical, healthcare, and security devices. Thus, these devices have the potential to create a huge market all over the world.

    Flexible, Wearable, and Stretchable Electronics, provide a comprehensive technological review of the state-of-the-art developments in FWS electronics. This book offers the reader a taste of what is possible with FWS electronics and describes how these electronics can provide unique solutions for a wide variety of applications. Furthermore, the book introduces and explains new applications of flexible technology that has opened up the future of FWS electronics.

    Flexible, Wearable, and Stretchable Electronics

    Young-Tae Kwon and Woon-Hong Yeo

    2. Stretchable Conductor

    Zherui Cao, Ranran Wang, and Jing Sun

    3. Components and Devices

    Neil Graddage

    4. Printing Techniques

    Chloé Bois, Marie-Ève Huppé, Michael Rozel, and Ngoc Duc Trinh

    5. Carbon Nanotube-Based Flexible Electronics

    Jianshi Tang

    6. Flexible Sensor Sheets for Healthcare Applications

    Kuniharu Takei

    7. Controlled Spalling Technology

    Huan Hu, Renwei Mao, and Katsuyuki Sakuma

    8. Flexible and Stretchable Liquid Metal Electronics

    Dishit P. Parekh, Ishan D. Joshipura, Yiliang Lin , Christopher B. Cooper, Vivek T. Bharambe, and Michael D. Dickey

    9. Advanced Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE)

    Takafumi Fukushima and Subramanian S. Iyer

    10. Metal-Laminated Fabric Substrates and Flexible Textile Interconnection

    Kyung-Wook Paik and Seung-Yoon Jung

    11. Flexible and Stretchable Systems for Healthcare and Mobility

    Kai Zoschke, Thomas Löher, Christine Kallmayer, and Erik Jung

    12. Fabrication of Transparent Antennas on Flexible Glass

    Mark D. Poliks, Jack P. Lombardi III, Darshana L. Weerawarne, Robert E. Malay, James H. Schaffner, Hyok Jae Song, Ming-Huang Huang, Scott C. Pollard, and Timothy Talty

    13. Testing and Reliability Characterization Methods for Flexible Hybrid Electronics

    Pradeep Lall, Jinesh Narangaparambil, and Kartik Goyal


    Katsuyuki Sakuma is a research staff member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in NY. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan and at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.