Waterproof stretchable optoelectronics

Fiorenzo Omenetto (Inventor), David L Kaplan (Inventor), Rak Hwan Kim (Inventor), Dae-Hyeong Kim (Inventor), John A Rogers (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Described herein are flexible and stretchable LED arrays and methods utilizing flexible and stretchable LED arrays. Assembly of flexible LED arrays alongside flexible plasmonic crystals is useful for construction of fluid monitors, permitting sensitive detection of fluid refractive index and composition. Co-integration of flexible LED arrays with flexible photodetector arrays is useful for construction of flexible proximity sensors. Application of stretchable LED arrays onto flexible threads as light emitting sutures provides novel means for performing radiation therapy on wounds.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number9936574
StatePublished - Apr 3 2018


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