Stretchable Hydrogel Electronics and Devices

Adv Mater. 2016 Jun;28(22):4497-505. doi: 10.1002/adma.201504152. Epub 2015 Dec 7.


Stretchable hydrogel electronics and devices are designed by integrating stretchable conductors, functional chips, drug-delivery channels, and reservoirs into stretchable, robust, and biocompatible hydrogel matrices. Novel applications include a smart wound dressing capable of sensing the temperatures of various locations on the skin, delivering different drugs to these locations, and subsequently maintaining sustained release of drugs.

Keywords: biointegrated electronics; drug delivery; flexible electronics; hydrogels; wearable devices.