WearGRAPH's graphene-based battery-free wearable electronics are wireless and flexible
We review the successes of six industry-based projects from the previous phase of the Graphene Flagship.
Maria Smolander and Henrik Sandberg from Graphene Flagship partner VTT, Finland, and Daniel Neumaier from Graphene Flagship partner AMO, discuss the potential of graphene-based wearable electronics to shape the future of personal devices.
Dubbed as the 'year of wearables', 2014 witnessed a surge in wearable technology for health applications and, since then, the rate at which products are released has not slowed down.
A team of scientists at Graphene Flagship partners have exploited the ultra-thin and highly conductive properties of graphene to develop an extremely small accelerometer with exceptional sensitivity.
Henrik Sandberg, Graphene Flagship business developer, speaks about the flexible and wearable applications of graphene
As well as being the thinnest, strongest and lightest known material, graphene is flexible, impermeable and extremely electrically and thermally conductive. All properties well suited for next generation NFC antennas.
Work Package 8, Flexible Electronics (WP8), is devoted to what the Graphene Flagship describes as the next ubiquitous platform for the electronics industry. Graphene – a thin, flexible, ultra-strong and highly conductive film – is an obvious choice for flexible electronics. This 2d material will enable a wide range of applications, in a way similar and complementary to silicon technology. Work package leader is Stefano Borini of Nokia Technologies in Cambridge, and deputy Sebastiano Ravesi of STMicroelectronics in Catania.