Chapter 13 – Stretchable Circuits
By Joseph Fjelstad and Jan Vanfleteren
Stretchable circuits, sometimes called elastronics, is an evolving branch of electronic interconnections designed to resiliently interconnect electronic elements of every type. Chapter 13 describes the methods, materials, conductors and processes used to fabricate stretchable circuits.
Chapter 13 also details applications being explored for use by stretchable circuits including apparel, medical monitoring and diagnostic equipment, where the use of conventional PCBs becomes problematic because there is a need to comfortably integrate the circuit on a non-flat surface.