Workshop: Flexible Technologies
On November 16th and 17th, over 100 experts from around the world gathered in Berlin for the third international workshop on flexible and stretchable electronics. A one-day tutorial was held at Fraunhofer IZM as prelude to the workshop and included a comprehensive practical component in the institute’s laboratories.
The subsequent two-day tutorial focused on practical examples for the integration of flexible technologies in different application areas. How will textile sensors change motor vehicles? How can intelligent textiles be used to monitor a patient’s vital statistics? What is the lifetime of flexible interconnections and how can it be improved? These questions and more were covered in approximately 35 presentations by experts from science and industry, while the results of individual research projects were presented in about 20 posters.