Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Abstract: Wearable devices enable long-term and precise healthcare monitoring without medical professionals, which is especially important in a pandemic or aging society. As the next-generation of current wearable devices in the form of a watch or ring, wearable devices with skin-like softness and stretchability have been developed for improved comfort of wear and signal integrity. In this talk, I introduce several soft electronic materials and devices to enable the future wearables. Examples include stretchable touch sensors, and stretchable high-frequency diodes to enable wireless operation of sensor and display. The highly skin-conformable wearable devices will seamlessly connect human beings with computers or robots to better the world.