Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group

Stretchable and wearable electronics and sensors

Ultra-thin and soft electronic circuits and sensors that can be placed on skin or incorporated into fabrics to measure environmental and health parameters are created by us.

A convergence of electronics, sensing, and biomedical engineering is enabling circuits that mimic properties of the skin surfaces, towards electronic skin that augments performance or overcome wound damage.

The potential for this platform is immense from UV sensing and tracking to sensors for food packaging to wireless biometric measurements.

Representative Publications
Related Patents
  • C. van den Dungen, M. Bhaskaran, S. Sriram, S. Walia, D. Dong, B. Mantzis, and H. Lee, “Device, system and manufacturing method for electronic sensor,” Australian Provisional Patent 2020903048 [Priority Date: October 29, 2020].
  • M. A. Rahman, S. Walia, M. Bhaskaran, and S. Sriram, “Artificial somatosensors (Sensors),” Australian Provisional Patent 2020903048 [Priority Date: August 26, 2020].
  • P. Gutruf, S. Sriram, and M. Bhaskaran, “A flexible or stretchable sensor for use in detecting a substance and/or electromagnetic radiation and a method for detection thereof,” Australian Patent Application 2016203718 (Filed: June 03, 2016); US Patent Application 15/173,272 (Granted)
Related News Articles

Pain-sensing electronic silicone skin paves the way for smart prosthetics and skin grafts

A new silicone skin contains electronics that mimic the human body’s lightning-fast response to pain, potentially paving the way for smart prosthetics that can detect painful sensations. (source: The Conversation)

Real-time monitoring of residents in their beds

Melbourne-based research and advanced manufacturing company Sleeptite, today launched REMi – a world first, non-invasive resident monitoring and alert system that has the potential to offer significant advantages for aged care operators. (source: Inside Ageing)

Dr Madhu Bhaskaran – Stretchable Sensors: Electronics on the Move

Dr Madhu Bhaskaran and her group at the RMIT University have developed an innovative new method for producing devices that are both stretchable and transparent.
(source: Scientia)