Printed Electronics Industry represented at electronica 2016

10.11.2016 | id:375695

OE-A session “Printed Electronics: Key Enabling Technology for Healthcare and Wearables” well-received.

On November 08, 2016 in the afternoon, the OE-A and high-level representatives of OE-A member companies hold the session “Printed Electronics: Key Enabling Technology for Healthcare and Wearables” at electronica 2016 in Munich, Germany.

Organic and Printed Electronics stands for a revolutionary new type of electronics, which are thin, lightweight, flexible, robust and produced at low cost. These characteristics enable new applications in various industries. Especially for Healthcare and Wearable devices, Printed Electronics’ lightweight, flexible, and stretchable features are crucial. During the OE-A session, attendees learned how this emerging technology will revolutionize the devices in this industry as we know them today.

The presentations by the OE-A and its members were well-received by the international visitors of electronica 2016. Dr. Constanze Ranfeld, Project Manager at OE-A, gave an introduction to printed electronics with as special focus its application in the fields of Healthcare and Wearables. Antti Kemppainen from VTT Finland explained how roll-to-roll printed and hybrid electronics enable robust wearable systems. "Printed electronics can replace a lot of conventional electronic features with scotch-tape type devices", said Kemppainen. Furthermore, Ulrich Herleb from Brewer Science talked about 'carbon material sensors' and Peter König from Fraunhofer FEP introducted OLED microdisplays for wearable, near-to-eye applications.

About electronica 2016
Electronica took place on November 08-11, 2016 at Messe München in Germany. The leading international trade fair electronica is the very first place to see which components, systems or applications make new developments such as smart homes and connected cars possible in the first place.

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