Robert Street - Printed Hybrid Sensors for Health Monitoring

Session 8: FHE Manufacturing Methods II

Printed Hybrid Sensors for Health Monitoring
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 
8:25 AM - 8:45 AM

Printing is a rapidly developing technology for a wide variety of devices, with much of the current focus on flexible smart labels, wearables, health monitoring, sensors and displays. These applications typically require hybrid integration of several materials and components, including various types of sensor materials, printed organic thin film transistors (TFT) for logic and other circuit functions, and silicon integrated circuits (IC) for computation and wireless communications. The sensor technology, ICs and other circuit elements need to be chosen carefully to integrate with the TFTs and match the functional and performance requirements of the application. The talk describes recent flexible hybrid electronic prototypes developed at PARC with examples from various health monitoring sensor systems, illustrating strategies for TFT circuit and sensor design. The devices are fabricated with custom platforms having multiple printing modalities, including ink-jet, aerosol and extrusion to provide side-by-side deposition of different sensor materials covering a wide range of viscosity. Recent work on the development of organic electrochemical TFTs for biological and physiological sensing applications will also be described.


Speaker's Biography

Bob Street received a Ph.D. in physics from Cambridge University. He worked at Sheffield University and the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart before joining the Palo Alto Research Center where he is now a Senior Research Fellow. His research has focused on large area electronics, including amorphous silicon, flat panel x-ray image sensors, printed organic semiconductors, flexible electronics and organic solar cells.


Robert Street
PARC, a Xerox Company