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BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter November 26, 2020

Approaches for Solution-Processed Encapsulation of Printed Medical Wearable Devices

Zehua Chen EMAIL logo , Ulrich Gengenbach , Liane Koker and Maher Mansour

Abstract

Wearable medical devices offer a great opportunity to monitor human vital signs to improve healthcare. The use of printing technologies is a promising approach to fabricate the wearables. An encapsulation must be applied to achieve longterm stability and reliability of the printed wearables. In this paper, we discuss the encapsulation requirements of printed wearable medical devices. Different encapsulation approaches are illustrated by means of various examples. Thereby, the focus lies upon solution-processed encapsulation, including the compatible materials and printing technologies.

Published Online: 2020-11-26
Published in Print: 2020-09-01

© 2020 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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