NextFlex®, America's Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, is a leading force in the Manufacturing USA network. It is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits, and state, local, and federal governments with a shared goal of advancing U.S. manufacturing of FHE. Since its formation in 2015, NextFlex's elite team of thought leaders, educators, problem solvers, and manufacturers have come together to collectively facilitate innovation, narrow the manufacturing workforce gap, and promote sustainable manufacturing ecosystems.
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2 Dec

innoLAE 2020: Breakthrough Technologies and New Applications

The 6th Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE) returns to the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Cambridge, UK on 21-22 January 2020, to deliver a programme highlighting the most innovative and exciting aspects of large-area electronics (LAE) - a new way of making electronics which includes printable, flexible, plastic, organic and bio- electronics.
6 Aug

Soft wearable health monitor uses stretchable electronics

A wireless, wearable monitor built with stretchable electronics could allow comfortable, long-term health monitoring of adults, babies and small children without concern for skin injury or allergic reactions caused by conventional adhesive sensors with conductive gels.
4 Jun

Electronic Skin Patches 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward and Dr Nadia Tsao
2 May

Air Force partnership advancing wearable sensor technology

Imagine being able to monitor your health quickly, simply, painlessly, and continuously, without complicated equipment or a doctor visit. For athletes or people with health conditions, an immediate physical "status update" would be a great convenience. For the warfighter in the field, it could be the crucial element of a successful mission.
26 Feb

Skin-worn reader for continuous oxygen monitoring

A reader worn on the skin and working in conjunction with an injected hydrogel sensor for real-time oxygen monitoring in tissue.
15 Nov

Flexible Hybrid Electronics Enabling Structural Health Monitoring For Transportation

NextFlex, United States
6 Sep

Structural Health Monitoring for Transportation: Technologies Explored

In nearly every sector the progression away from "dumb" structural materials is evident.
26 Feb

PARC & UCSD: Saliva sensing mouthguard

A group at PARC have developed an oral biosensor within a mouthguard for sensing in saliva. IDTechEx attended a presentation on this work by David Schwartz at 2018FLEX in Monterey, CA.
19 Feb

Cortera Neurotechnologies/UC Berkeley

Cortera Neurotechnologies are developing "minimally" invasive implants for monitoring the brain. IDTechEx attended a presentation by co-founder and CTO Rikky Muller at 2018FLEX in Monterey, CA.
16 Nov

Human Health And Monitoring Systems Go Flexible

NextFlex, United States
15 Sep

RFID Sensors 2018-2028: Forecasts, Players, Opportunities

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He and Raghu Das
14 Jun

Optomec teams with Lockheed and GE to secure NextFlex contract award

The project, entitled "Conformal Printing of Conductor and Dielectric Materials onto Complex 3D Surfaces" has a total value on $3.1 million.
8 Mar

Sensor Films Inc.

Sensor Films Inc. (SFI), started around 2013, is a New York-based advanced manufacturing company that seeks to enable the manufacture of flexible hybrid electronics.
24 Nov

Printed and Flexible Sensors 2017-2027: Technologies, Players, Forecasts

IDTechEx Report:
16 Nov

Flexible Hybrid Electronics - The Tipping Point To Drive Printed Electronics Market Growth

NextFlex, United States
12 May

Development and adoption of flexible hybrid electronics

NextFlex, America's first and only Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, announced that it is releasing Project Call 2.0 (PC 2.0)--its call for a second round of proposals for up to $10 million in project funding to further the development and adoption of FHE.
15 Mar

Research built only on your immediate needs has shallow roots

At 2016FLEX, a vast array of alliances, standards institutes, and innovation initiatives were represented. Many presented their views of the industry and their roadmaps for the coming years. This article summarizes some of the key highlights in this area.
2 Mar

NextFlex America's flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing institute

NextFlex, America's Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute, has officially welcomed its founding members.
21 Dec

Printed sensors: the key trends of 2015

As part of our coverage of printed electronics, IDTechEx has been following the development of printed and flexible sensors. In this article we look back at the most important trends of 2015.