Heterogeneous integration of rigid, soft, and liquid materials for self-healable, recyclable, and reconfigurable wearable electronics
PubDate: Nov 2020
Teams: Tongji University；University of Colorado；Beihang University
Writers: Chuanqian Shi1,2,, View ORCID ProfileZhanan Zou2,, Zepeng Lei3, Pengcheng Zhu2,4, View ORCID ProfileWei Zhang3,† and View ORCID ProfileJianliang Xiao2,†
Wearable electronics can be integrated with the human body for monitoring physical activities and health conditions, for human-computer interfaces, and for virtual/augmented reality. We here report a multifunctional wearable electronic system that combines advances in materials, chemistry, and mechanics to enable superior stretchability, self-healability, recyclability, and reconfigurability. This electronic system heterogeneously integrates rigid, soft, and liquid materials through a low-cost fabrication method. The properties reported in this wearable electronic system can find applications in many areas, including health care, robotics, and prosthetics, and can benefit the well-being, economy, and sustainability of our society.