Printing Flexible Electronics
Additive printing of electronic materials enables rapid design changes, reduces processing steps, and allows low-temperature patterning that is compatible with a wide range of materials. Low-cost printed electronics are compelling for applications that require large area of distributed devices, such as in human-computer interfaces. In this talk, I will present the advantages and limitations of printed devices, and then discuss how to integrate systems that enable new form factors and applications of flexible sensors and actuators. We will examine the design guidelines used in the course of developing pixelated sensor platforms and the approaches to improve tolerance of variations in printed electronics.