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TMCNet:  Research and Markets: Stretchable Electronics Comes to Market

[April 27, 2012]

Research and Markets: Stretchable Electronics Comes to Market

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/56w2ns/stretchable_electr) has announced the addition of the "Stretchable Electronics Comes to Market" report to their offering.

This report examines who is bringing what to market and why and it analyses where the most promising opportunities lie. It scopes the emerging stretchable technologies, many of which promise huge improvements, opening yet more potential markets.

MAIN AREAS THE REPORT COVERS Examination of how stretchable technology fits into the printed electronics and allied scenes, the materials and applications that look most promising and the lessons of success and failure. Profile of 55 organisations that have made significant advances.

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT? Those developing, manufacturing and selling printed electronics and those that seek to do so. Those wishing to do product integration involving printed electronics. Those seeking to improve procedures, capability, safety cost and efficiency particularly in healthcare, sport, military, automotive and consumer electronics and electrics sectors. Investors and potential investors in leading edge electronics and electric companies. Materials scientists, electronics and electrical industry professionals.

Key Topics Covered: 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS - Forecasts - Definition and purpose - Commercial success - Unbalanced value chain - Four types of stretchable electronics - Categories of printed electronics and the place of stretchable - The three most promising types - Too much emphasis on healthcare? - Popular approach of islands -. Potential benefits - Activities by organisation - The market for printed electronics 2012-2032 - The potential significance of flexible and stretchable electronics 2. INTRODUCTION - Ubiquitous electronics - Characteristics of the new electronics - Demographic timebomb - The evolving toolkit - Very different from the traditional value chain - Stretchable electronics - Foldable electronics - Removing pressure points from electronic skin patches and bandages - Printing sensors - Wide repertoire 3. HEALTHCARE APPLICATIONS - Active monitoring hardware - Birubin blanket - Controlling brain seizures - Epidermal electronics - Heart monitoring and control - Driving defibrillator and pacemaker implants - Mapping heart action and providing therapy - Bio-integrated electronics for cardiac therapy - Medical micropackaging - Monitoring compression garments - Monitoring babies - Monitoring shoe insoles of those with diabetes - Monitoring vital signs with smart textiles - Non-invasive sensing and analysis of sweat - Renal function monitoring - Remote monitoring and telemetry of vital signs - Body Area Networks BAN - Skin sensors with telemetry 4. OTHER APPLICATIONS - Wearable electronics - Energy harvester - Stretchable watch - Sport and leisure - Electronic eyeball camera - Baseball demonstrator of stretchable transistors - Automotive electronics - Haptic actuators for consumer and industrial electronics - Heating circuits - Light emitting textiles 5. STRETCHABILITY REQUIREMENTS AND STRUCTURAL APPROACH - Morphology and geometry - Basic choices of construction - Extensibility sought - Choice of electronic sophistication - Rigid islands as an option - Nanowire springs - a possible next generation - Stretchable materials - Example - transparent skin-like pressure sensor - Possible stretchable technology evolution - Printed and stretchable electronics need new design rules 6. KEY ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES -STRETCHABLE AND FOLDABLE - Stretchable conductors - Options - Stretchable carbon nanotube conductors - Stretchable conductors on textiles - Stretchable electronic and electrical components - The first fully stretchable OLED - Energy harvesting - Energy harvesting compared with alternatives - Power requirements of different devices - Harvesting options to meet these requirements - Ubiquitous photovoltaics - Sensor power requirements - Stanford's new stretchable solar cells - Trend towards multiple energy harvesting - Timeline - Stretchable batteries - Electroactive polymers 7. PROFILES OF 55 ORGANISATIONS IN THIS FIELD 8. GLOSSARY For more information, including table of contents and full list of companies mentioned, please visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/56w2ns/stretchable_electr CONTACT: Research and Markets, Laura Wood, Senior Manager.

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