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The Search for Smaller, Softer Bioelectronic Devices

Thursday, April 27, 2017   • Posted by Erika Vázquez

The Quest for Miniaturized Soft Bioelectronic Devices,” an article published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, opens with the observation that miniaturized, soft bioelectronics are paving the way for advances in health monitoring and care delivery. According to the authors, this opportunity for “intimate coupling of the electronics with tissue” has lead to breakthroughs in both implantable and wearable medical devices, but there is still room for improvement.

As part of their research, the authors examined the use of implantable devices for epilepsy detection as well as wearables for cardiac monitoring and the potential for these devices to become more user-friendly and efficient.

The paper presents potential technological advances that would support these goals — from wireless power transfer with devices inside the body to increased flexibility and stretchability.

Read the article for insights on the obstacles researchers face in their quest to develop smaller, more efficient medical devices that could revolutionize healthcare delivery.

“The Quest for Miniaturized Soft Bioelectronic Devices” was Co-authored by Roozbeh Ghaffari, MC10’s Co-Founder.