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Printed Electronics for Healthcare, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals 2014-2024

Printed electronics for healthcare and beauty encompasses stretchable, flexible, conformal and sometimes biodegradable electronics and electrics. It is very thin and lightweight, even in hybrid constructions that, for now, incorporate conventional integrated circuits (IC), light emitting diodes (LED) and other chips in a partly printed device in order to perform functions not yet possible with entirely printed surfaces. Saving up to 40% of cost, space and weight and making new things possible are typical achievements. This is the only up to date, comprehensive report on this rapidly emerging technology and covers; electronic medical implants, patches, disposables, and drug and cosmetic dispensing: stretchable, flexible, wide area, low cost, disposable electronics. It looks at how technologies such as NFC are impacting healthcare provision.

New Enabling Technology - but what are the real opportunities vs hype?

This new technology takes an increasing variety of forms from implants to smart skin patches, radio frequency identification (RFID) and smart packaging. The human interface is improved with sound, moving images, light emitting graphics and so on. Other functions achieved are as widely different as automatic drug delivery and anticounterfeiting. Multiple benefits are commonplace. In a drug trial, recording which pill was removed, when, and plotting this helps patients to do better - get well sooner - and reduces the amount of corrupt data.

Market value US$ million 2013*

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Source: IDTechEx

Printed electronics is therefore helping to prevent sickness and reduce errors, drive down costs and crime and improve product performance. Sometimes, it can justify premium pricing and reinvigorate brands, partly with packaging that becomes part of the product in a more meaningful way and with much more sophisticated, relevant electronic rewards incorporated. On the other hand, a niche product such as a medical instrument can become a volume product usable by almost anyone.

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Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • 1.1. Dramatic widespread benefits
  • 1.2. RFID forecasts

2. INTRODUCTION

  • 2.1. Market drivers
  • 2.2. Brands add uniques that retailers cannot easily copy
  • 2.3. Meeting the market needs
  • 2.4. What is printed electronics?
  • 2.5. The technical needs for printed electronics
  • 2.6. Smart locations
  • 2.7. Industries that need to collaborate
  • 2.8. Value chain and life beyond plastic electronics
  • 2.9. Interim products with silicon chips
  • 2.10. Impediments to printed electronics

3. STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

  • 3.1. Active monitoring hardware
  • 3.2. Bilirubin blanket
  • 3.3. Controlling brain seizures
  • 3.4. Epidermal electronics
  • 3.5. Heart monitoring and control
  • 3.6. Mapping heart action and providing therapy
  • 3.7. Medical micropackaging
  • 3.8. Monitoring compression garments
  • 3.9. Monitoring babies
  • 3.10. Monitoring shoe insoles of those with diabetes
  • 3.11. Monitoring vital signs with smart textiles
  • 3.12. Remote monitoring and telemetry of vital signs
  • 3.13. Reebok and M10

4. PRINTED SENSORS

  • 4.1. Technology
  • 4.2. Non-invasive sensing and analysis of sweat
  • 4.3. Renal function monitoring
  • 4.4. Inorganic biomedical sensors
  • 4.5. Disposable blocked artery sensors
  • 4.6. Disposable asthma analysis
  • 4.7. Polymer bioelectronics and biosensors
  • 4.8. Pregnancy belt monitors heart of baby
  • 4.9. Alcohol and stress monitoring jackets
  • 4.10. Nanobiosensor for harmful gases
  • 4.11. Lab on film

5. RFID IN HEALTHCARE

  • 5.1. RFID in more detail
  • 5.2. Real Time Locating Systems
  • 5.3. NFC in Healthcare
  • 5.4. Trend of frequencies

APPENDIX 1: IDTECHEX PUBLICATIONS AND CONSULTANCY

APPENDIX 2: METAMATERIALS EXPLAINED

APPENDIX 3: MEMRISTORS EXPLAINED

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