COVID-19 pandemic has shown the increased need for sensors and wearables with conformable form factors.
David Savastano, Editor11.04.20
The healthcare sector is been one of the most promising segments for flexible and printed electronics. With the devastating COVID-19 pandemic spreading further on a global level, the need for smart technology to take pressure off healthcare professionals and improve patient treatment could not be more evident.
Since the beginning of 2020, there have been some excellent examples of new products being launched in response to the pandemic; products offering new possibilities for the future of healthcare and improved patient comfort.
Many companies are working on projects related to COVID-19. Henkel partnered with Quad Industries and Byteflies on their smart patch. Stijn Gillissen, Henkel’s global head for printed electronics, noted that Henkel is seeing the expansion of smart sensing devices being launched that increase the comfort of patients.
“We are seeing growth in smart monitoring systems that are not attached to your body with cables, but are small in size, lightweigh
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