Computing with rubber: the future of flexible electronics

Researchers at AMOLF, located at Amsterdam Science Park, have developed a groundbreaking method that enables computational logic to be performed in rubber materials. This paves the way for a new generation of flexible and stretchable electronics. By manipulating specific polymers, these materials can combine both physical stretch and computational functions. This breakthrough is crucial as it replaces traditional, rigid electronic components, allowing technology to be integrated into new and dynamic forms.

Potential applications of flexible electronics

Flexible and stretchable electronics have a wide range of potential applications. In medical technology, for example, sensors can be developed that adapt to the movements of the human body, enabling more accurate monitoring of vital signs. In consumer electronics, flexible displays and wearable devices can be designed to be more comfortable and durable. Additionally, this technology offers opportunities for innovation in the optical industry and communication technology, where flexible materials can lead to more adaptable and efficient solutions.

Collaboration opportunities for companies

Companies interested in exploring the possibilities of these flexible electronics are invited to collaborate with AMOLF researchers. This is a unique opportunity to lead the development of new technologies that can transform the market. By collaborating, companies can benefit from AMOLF’s expertise and facilities to develop innovative products and applications.

For more details, refer to the original article on the AMOLF website: Computing with Rubber.

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