Stretchable electronics extend human capabilities

An article I wrote for Electronic Products.

MC10 reshapes high performance electronics into human compatible form factors that stretch, bend and twist seamlessly with our bodies

Recently Electronic Products spoke with  MC10, a fairly new company that develops high-performance stretchable electronics. The idea behind MC10 is to get people to stop conforming to electronics, and instead have electronics conform to people. These electronics are flexible devices that can stretch, bend and twist seamlessly with human bodies and are virtually invisible, conformal and wearable.

 Worrell Circuit 

The MC10 Biostamp is a smart sensing sticker, worn like a kid’s fake tattoo, that measures biopotential (ECG, EEG, EMG), strain and temperature, with power provided and data extracted wirelessly. The device is non-functional but gives insight into the future of MC10 technology. Credit: MC10 Inc.

Electronic Products: What is the importance of using electronics that can stretch and bend with the human body?

MC10: MC10’s devices open the door to a multitude of applications that just can’t be explored with traditional rigid and boxy electronics. Because the technology is so conformal, it can sit directly on the skin to gather better, richer data for longer periods of time without discomfort or distraction. Read More