Flexible Electronics: MC10 Paves the Way for a New Breed of Sensors

September 8, 2014
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According to the MC10 website, the company “extends human capability through virtually invisible and conformal electronics.” What??

My translation is that the are making sensors that can be used in healthcare to detect all sorts of important information. These stretchable and flexible electronics can be embedded in clear band-aids and applied to the skin anywhere you want. These types of electronics are sure to replace some of the wearable sensors currently on the market because you can apply it and forget it and not have to remember to put on a bracelet, pendant, or other device.

I had a chance to chat with former NFL football player, Isaiah Kacyvenski, Director of Sports Segment of MC10 at the 2014 Digital Health Summer Summit in San Francisco. He explained what MC10 is up to and he introduced us to a product coming out of his Segment, the Reebock Checklight – a skullcap with MC10 electronics embedded that is worn under a football helmet to capture head impact data during play. As Isaiah says, “I don’t care what happens to the helmet, I care about what happens to the head.”

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