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Flexible optoelectronics


Project description

New polymers and advanced printing technologies now make it possible to conceive of micro-optical components and systems on a thin, flexible foil, an “Optical skin”. Combining advances in polymer light sources and detectors with developments in flexible and stretchable electronics, this is one of a spectrum of incipient projects intending to demonstrate a wholly new type of flexible micro-optical system. Initial efforts in this direction will combine inorganic optoelectronic devices, such as LEDs and VCSELs, with stretchable substrates and wiring. These flexible networks will be used for external physiological sensing using skin-like optics applied to the skin.

Start/End of project

01.01.2013 until 31.12.2014

Project manager

Prof. Dr. Hans Zappe

Contact person

Dominic Ruh


Stretchable electronics, biocompatibility, planar optoelectronics
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