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Stretchable, inflatable electronics

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Stretchable, inflatable electronics, jurvetson writes –

Wrapped around this cardiac balloon catheter are temperature and EKG sensors and LEDs. The wires are stretchable coils. It is manufactured with a lift-off MEMS process. The etched silicon is then stretched and attached to a polymer backing. Silicon usage is minimized over the substrate and the ensemble is quite flexible, to survive inflation and deflation of the balloon.


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1 Comment

  1. If you thought that was cool check out http://www.micropen.com/

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