Innovations in Flexible Hybrid Electronics for Human Performance and Medicine
Abstract »Flexible hybrid electronic materials represent a breakthrough technology with the potential to significantly impact aerospace medical applications. A new generation of soft compliable surfaces with flexible silicon-based electronics such as the “electronic skin” that can detect temperature, pressure and other stimuli have been proposed as advanced diagnostic tools, wearable sensors for human performance, sensors on surgical tools and prosthetics. This presentation will highlight research activities within Air Force Research Laboratory, including the 711th Human Performance Wing, in collaboration with our national Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute (FHE-MII), industrial and academic partners on developing innovative solutions and the manufacturing ecosystem to support warfighter health and performance.
Biography: Dr. Rajesh R. Naik, a member of the Senior Executive
Service, is the Chief Scientist of the 711th Human
Performance Wing of the Air Force Research
Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, WrightPatterson
Air Force Base, Ohio. He is the primary
science and technology adviser to the wing
commander. In this position he provides technical
vision and strategy for the wing’s science and
technology plans. He also leads research efforts in
biomimetic materials and sensors.
Affiliation: 711th Human Performance Wing 45433 WPAFB USA