Hybrid 3D Printing Creates Flexible Wearable Devices Containing Rigid Optoelectronics

Flexible skin-worn electronic and optoelectronic devices that aim to track and measure the body’s movements need to bend and stretch, yet integrating rigid electrical components on or within skin-mimicking matrix materials has proven to be challenging. Such components cannot stretch and dissipate forces like soft materials can, and this mismatch in flexibility concentrates stress at the junction between the hard and soft elements, frequently causing wearable devices to fail.

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