|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Recent Advances in Printed Electronics and Additive Manufacturing: 2D/3D Functional Materials, Fabrication Processes, and Emerging Applications
||Controlled Embedding of Multidimensional Flexible Sensors Using Direct Ink Writing
||Akshay Kakar, Derrick Banerjee, Edward M. Sablosky, Konstantinos A. Sierros
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Flexible sensors have become an integrated part of our lives with their applications in wearable devices, biomedical devices, and soft robotics. The devices are typically designed to perform one function by incorporating a single sensor in the matrix limits the reaction to the stimulus. However, there is a high demand for multiple sensors to be used within a small device to gather multidimensional information and understand various environmental conditions rather than an isolated aspect. Therefore, in this study, we explore embedding multiple sensors in the siloxane matrix using direct ink writing. This enables the device to read multiple stimuli simultaneously while protecting the sensors from harsh environments. Various in situ direct ink writing of sensor architectures were evaluated based on the sensor’s consistency of conductivity stability under cyclical mechanical stimuli such as stretching and bending.