Stretchable electronics pave the way for the development of new types of smart clothing and intelligent adhesive patches that outperform similar products that are currently available on the market in terms of comfort, performance and durability.
“Wearable electronics should be as soft and stretchable as the human skin,” said Professor Matti Mäntysalo of TUT.
The two-year ELASTRONICS project (“Enabling the future of wearable electronics”) sponsored by Business Finland brings together TUT, VTT and partner companies to develop stretchable electronics all the way from the materials and production processes to commercialization. The project seeks to create not only new business opportunities and export products but also new jobs in Finland.
The consortium includes the companies Inkron, Screentec, Flexbright, Forciot, Suunto, Nexstim and GE Healthcare.