Breathable On-Skin Sensors for Long-Term Health Monitoring

IEEE CRFID Singapore Chapter organized a technical seminar delivered by Professor Takao Someya on 3rd August 2017 (Thursday). The seminar was also co-organized by IEEE Singapore MTT/AP Chapter.

DATE: 3 August 2017, Thursday
TIME: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
VENUE: E4-04-02, Engineering Block E4, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore; 4 Engineering Drive 3 ; Singapore 117583

Globalfoundries Visiting Professor Takao Someya, from the University of Tokyo, is one of the world’s leading experts in large-area organic electronics and circuits. His research ranges from physics to materials and processes to devices and circuits. Invited by Professor Chen Zhi Ning, Professor Someya delivered a technical seminar on “breathable on-skin sensors for long-term health monitoring” at National University of Singapore on 3rd August 2017. The seminar was chaired by Professor Chen, and organized by IEEE CRFID Singapore Chapter and IEEE Singapore MTT/AP Chapter.

In this talk, Professor Someya reported a hypoallergenic electronic sensor that can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort. It is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on. The elastic electrode constructed of breathable nanoscale meshes holds promise for the development of noninvasive e-skin devices that can monitor a person’s health continuously over a long period.

The seminar attracted the attendance of 16 pax from National University of Singapore, Temasek Laboratories, Institute of High Performance Computing, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and Invengo Technology. Among them, there are 6 students and 13 IEEE members. The attendees showed great interest in the ultraflexible organic thin-film electronics for healthcare applications, and discussed with Prof. Someya about the advantages and limitations of the ultraflexible organic thin-film electronics and the potential collaboration in related fields. The excellent cross-disciplinary seminar broadened the horizons of the attendees, and helped to widen their existing research work in future.