Advances in Flexible and Soft Electronics
Electronic devices have rapidly evolved into highly flexible, curvilinear, and stretchable formats that enable high-tech applications. As achieving integration of electronic functionality in a bendable and stretchable manner is the key challenge, many research activities are dedicated to the development and integration of technological bricks adapted to flexible and stretchable electronic components. Development of stretchable inorganic/organic electronics, wireless communication modules, biosensors, and soft encapsulating substrates underlie this growth with implications for smart electronics, wearable electronics, Internet-of-Things, emerging biomedical devices, human-machine interface designs, e-skins, prosthetics, robotics, plastronics, and flexible optical instruments for imaging and telecommunications. This special issue highlights significant advances related to flexible and soft electronics.
Guest Editors: Thierry Djenizian, Benjamin C. K. Tee, Marc Ramuz, and Lei Fang