As is the case with many other markets where faster, more capable technologies have resulted in more intelligent processes and products, the medical device sector is also undergoing a "smart" transformation. This has driven the development of medical devices that provide greater access to in-home care and monitoring and faster results for medical professionals, with the overarching benefit of better patient outcomes. Devices applied to the human body that continuously sense and report vital signs in real-time, moisture sensing systems that aid in patient health and comfort optimization and skin-applied patches with timed drug measurement and release are all smart healthcare realities today. And, the development pipeline is plentiful. Sensor technologies, where silicon and printed electronics coexist, are the primary enablers of smart healthcare devices. This presentation will share details about multiple medical sensing applications and the advanced materials used to construct them and make them functional.
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