Conformable electronics for imperceptible sensors

This lecture aims at giving an introduction to a new class of devices, named Conformable sensors , aimed at detecting chemical and physical parameters of a system, at the same time adapting to the shape and mechanical properties  characteristics of biological tissues and soft materials. Sharing  with tissues an almost complete material affinity, they can provide an unobtrusive tool for realizing the idea of an imperceptible sensing systems for real-time monitoring. The main constraints of ultraconformability and material and fabrication issues will be analysed. Applications as biopotential recording and skin-like platforms will be shown.