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Annu Rev Biomed Eng. 2012;14:113-28. doi: 10.1146/annurev-bioeng-071811-150018. Epub 2012 Apr 18.

Flexible and stretchable electronics for biointegrated devices.

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School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Institute of Chemical Processes, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744, Korea.

Abstract

Advances in materials, mechanics, and manufacturing now allow construction of high-quality electronics and optoelectronics in forms that can readily integrate with the soft, curvilinear, and time-dynamic surfaces of the human body. The resulting capabilities create new opportunities for studying disease states, improving surgical procedures, monitoring health/wellness, establishing human-machine interfaces, and performing other functions. This review summarizes these technologies and illustrates their use in forms integrated with the brain, the heart, and the skin.

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