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Flexible and Stretchable Electronic Systems for Epidermal Electronics

United States Patent Application

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Provided herein are skin-mounted biomedical devices and methods of making and using biomedical devices for sensing and actuation applications. For example, flexible and/or stretchable biomedical devices are provided, including electronic devices useful for establishing conformal contact with the skin of a subject. Devices disclosed herein can comprise a plurality of sensing and/or actuating devices provided as part of a skin-mounted flexible or stretchable electronic circuit.
ROGERS, John A. (Champaign, IL), KIM, Dae-Hyeong (Champaign, IL)
13/ 492,636
June 8, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with United States governmental support from the U.S. Department of Energy under Award No. DEFG02-91ER45439, the National Science Foundation under grant DMI-0328162, the U.S. Department of Energy under Award No. DE-FG02-07ER46453 and DE-FG02-07ER46471, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Office under contract number W911 NF-07-1-0618, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) under Award Nos. RO1-NS041811-04 and RO1-NS48598-01 and by the DARPA-DSO and the National Institutes of Health P41 Tissue Engineering Resource Center under award number P41 EB002520. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.