Printed Electronics for Healthcare, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals 2014-2024

February 3, 2014

LONDON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:

Printed Electronics for Healthcare, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals 2014-2024

Printed electronics for healthcare and beauty encompasses stretchable, flexible, conformal and sometimes biodegradable electronics and electrics. It is very thin and lightweight, even in hybrid constructions that, for now, incorporate conventional integrated circuits (IC), light emitting diodes (LED) and other chips in a partly printed device in order to perform functions not yet possible with entirely printed surfaces. Saving up to 40% of cost, space and weight and making new things possible are typical achievements. This is the only up to date, comprehensive report on this rapidly emerging technology and covers; electronic medical implants, patches, disposables, and drug and cosmetic dispensing: stretchable, flexible, wide area, low cost, disposable electronics. It looks at how technologies such as NFC are impacting healthcare provision.

New Enabling Technology – but what are the real opportunities vs hype?

Printed and potentially printed thin film electronics provides many benefits in healthcare and beauty including low cost in many cases, even to the point of disposability, and greatly enhanced functionality in other cases. Frequently, it makes new things possible. It does this in two ways. It is the basis of totally new components relying on new physical principles, examples including metamaterials and memristors. Secondly it makes possible the creation of new devices such as self-powered implants that never need a battery to be replaced. Battery replacement by surgical procedure causes up to 3% of fatalities.

All this addresses the modern needs of healthcare in the private house and on-the-go and more effective, affordable healthcare and beauty products that are easier to use, unobtrusive, greener, automatic and safer. The greying of the population and lack of staff and facilities for conventional healthcare are addressed.

This new technology takes an increasing variety of forms from implants to smart skin patches, radio frequency identification (RFID) and smart packaging. The human interface is improved with sound, moving images, light emitting graphics and so on. Other functions achieved are as widely different as automatic drug delivery and anticounterfeiting. Multiple benefits are commonplace. In a drug trial, recording which pill was removed, when, and plotting this helps patients to do better – get well sooner – and reduces the amount of corrupt data.

Printed electronics is therefore helping to prevent sickness and reduce errors, drive down costs and crime and improve product performance. For the user, it makes life easier, safer and more enjoyable. To the supplier, it is an opportunity to finally nail supply chain inefficiencies to increase market share and profit. Sometimes, it can justify premium pricing and reinvigorate brands, partly with packaging that becomes part of the product in a more meaningful way and with much more sophisticated, relevant electronic rewards incorporated. On the other hand, a niche product such as a medical instrument can become a volume product usable by almost anyone.

This profusely illustrated report takes a very broad view of the subject so the reader does not miss commercial opportunities because of the relatively narrow focus of the research community. Tables and charts compare the technical, market and other options, navigate the jargon and reveal trends. Leveraging the large IDTechEx database on the subject, its coverage in relevant IDTechEx events and a wide range of personal contacts reinforced by intensive travel, the subject is brought alive without equations or obscure science but with the fruits of research by the highly qualified and experienced IDTechEx team.

Main areas the report covers

The technologies of printed, stretchable, flexible, biodegradable, implantable and wide area electronics and electrics for healthcare and beauty with a profusion of case studies of their development and application to a wide variety of needs with summaries of market drivers.

For example, the report addresses printed and flexible sensors in healthcare, NFC in healthcare, medication delivery and much more.
1.1. Dramatic widespread benefits
1.2. RFID forecasts

2.1. Market drivers
2.1.1. Changing lifestyles
2.2. Brands add uniques that retailers cannot easily copy
2.2.1. Needs of institutions
2.2.2. Legislation and de facto legislation
2.2.3. Massive challenges in the third world
2.3. Meeting the market needs
2.4. What is printed electronics?
2.4.1. Background
2.4.2. Stretchable Electronics
2.4.3. Rollable electronics
2.4.4. Foldable electronics
2.4.5. Edible electronics
2.4.6. Interactive paper
2.4.7. Ubiquitous Sensor Networks
2.4.8. Electronic packaging
2.4.9. Conformal electronics / electronic wallpaper
2.4.10. Wearable and very portable electronics
2.4.11. Old concepts revisited – fault tolerant electronics, hard programmed electronics
2.4.12. Electronics without circuits
2.5. The technical needs for printed electronics
2.5.1. Replacing and enhancing conventional print
2.5.2. Replacing the silicon chip
2.5.3. Replacing conventional displays
2.5.4. Replacing conventional lighting
2.5.5. Transforming the human interface and new forms of safety and security
2.5.6. New forms of amusement and merchandising
2.5.7. New forms of drug delivery
2.5.8. Products that are light, rugged and extremely low cost
2.6. Smart locations
2.7. Industries that need to collaborate
2.8. Value chain and life beyond plastic electronics
2.9. Interim products with silicon chips
2.10. Impediments to printed electronics

3.1. Active monitoring hardware
3.2. Bilirubin blanket
3.3. Controlling brain seizures
3.4. Epidermal electronics
3.5. Heart monitoring and control
3.5.1. Driving defibrillator and pacemaker implants
3.6. Mapping heart action and providing therapy
3.7. Medical micropackaging
3.8. Monitoring compression garments
3.9. Monitoring babies
3.10. Monitoring shoe insoles of those with diabetes
3.11. Monitoring vital signs with smart textiles
3.12. Remote monitoring and telemetry of vital signs
3.12.1. Body Area Networks BAN
3.12.2. Skin sensors with telemetry
3.13. Reebok and M10

4.1. Technology
4.2. Non-invasive sensing and analysis of sweat
4.3. Renal function monitoring
4.4. Inorganic biomedical sensors
4.5. Disposable blocked artery sensors
4.6. Disposable asthma analysis
4.6.1. Screen Printed Optical Resonant Biosensors
4.7. Polymer bioelectronics and biosensors
4.7.1. Breath sensor detects diabetes
4.7.2. Carbon nanotube trace oxygen sensors
4.7.3. Ultrasensitive sensor array speeds DNA detection
4.7.4. Versatile biomedical sensors
4.7.5. Smart fabrics prevent repetitive strain injury
4.7.6. Deep vein thrombosis analysis etc: Fraunhofer EMFT
4.8. Pregnancy belt monitors heart of baby
4.8.1. Intelligent underwear
4.9. Alcohol and stress monitoring jackets
4.9.1. Hormone sensors
4.9.2. Electronic sportswear
4.9.3. Detecting toxins in drinking water
4.9.4. Glucose sensors
4.10. Nanobiosensor for harmful gases
4.10.1. Fabric based sensing for sport
4.11. Lab on film
4.11.1. Bed sheets monitor heart patients at home

5.1. RFID in more detail
5.2. Real Time Locating Systems
5.3. NFC in Healthcare
5.3.1. NFC background
5.3.2. 2010 Turning Point
5.3.3. The biggest but least used RFID network today
5.3.4. Beyond payments and transit
5.3.5. Key adoption factors
5.3.6. Technologies to address challenges
5.3.7. Conclusions: NFC in Packaging and for Healthcare
5.4. Trend of frequencies
5.4.1. Form of Active RFID
5.4.2. Radio regulations are changing
5.4.3. No ideal frequency for everything
5.4.4. Ultra Wide Band (UWB)
5.4.5. Privacy issues




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Printed Electronics for Healthcare, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals 2014-2024

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