NBMC Blood, Sweat & Tears IV
The Nano-Bio Materials Consortium, established in 2013, is a unique public-private partnership with Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL), visionary Industry leaders, and leading US universities. Innovative NBMC collaboration and technology has enabled ground-breaking flexible, self-powered, wireless, wearable sensor-system patches. Fundamental nano-materials, printed and hybrid electronics, and sensor development have yielded first-of prototypes and demonstrators for human performance monitoring and augmentation (HPM/A).
NBMC is now moving to the next phase of HPM/A with a focus on medical relevance. Initial federal funds of over $7M have been granted to launch novel programs in nanotechnology, biological research, wearables, and light-weight mobile devices enabling actionable medical data for telemedicine and extreme-environment medical applications. This session is open to all FLEX and MSTC 2019 attendees who purchase the FLEX All In Pass, Combo All in Pass or FLEX Thursday Pass and will feature invited talks from innovators spanning the new technology and product lifecycle. Join us and learn how collaboration can accelerate development and how you may become involved in this exciting phase of this funded R&D consortium.
FLEX Session 8: FLEXIBLE HYBRID ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY
This course will review the three main approaches to FHE as well as the underlying technologies required to deliver products and processes now and in the future. These three approaches include chip-on-flex, micron-scale thin-film devices on flex and sub-micron scale self-assembled/imprinted device based coatings on flex. The discussions will include fundamentals of printing, coating and patterning technologies, as well as challenges associated with pick and place, attachment of thinned silicon die on flex and emerging technologies that will enable direct printing of highly integrated components and devices. Instructors from NextFlex, Binghamton University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will provide a comprehensive overview of approaches, successes and trending developments in manufacturing methods for FHE.