For years, pundits have been forecasting that medical applications for flexible sensors and flexible electronics represent a major market opportunity. Before flexible substrate, the expectations for medical applications of printed and organic applications were equally bullish. Yet, to date, none of these predictions have come close to being fulfilled. In this Webinar, Lawrence Gasman explores what went wrong and whether flexible devices and similar products do have some kind of commercial future in the healthcare system.
The focus of the Webinar is on exploring where flexibility and functional printing could combine to produce significant revenues. The business analysis presented in this Webinar is based on current needs in healthcare rather than hype and focuses on how the flexible electronics and printed sensors can provide unique solutions in the context of aging population, bringing healthcare closer to the patient, and spiraling healthcare costs. We will also discuss how the this kind of electronic devices may remake the medical device industry.
Following the webinar, we will open the last 10 minutes to answer any questions from attendees.
Lawrence Gasman is the principal analyst at n-tech and has been tracking the commercial implications of new technologies for more 35 years. He has spoken at several FlexTech Alliance conferences as well as conferences on nanotechnology and electronic communications. He has also written four books on technology commercialization and policy.