Bi-Axial Stretchable Electrode Based on the Thin PDMS Substrate for the Biomedical Applications
PDMS(polydimethylsiloxane) is a flexible and biocompatible material and is widely used in bio- or medical-related fields. In this paper, we have developed the soft electrode to be stretchable bi-axially by using tissue-like soft material (PDMS). We have established the simple method to deposit the metal layer on the PDMS layer to be stretchable bi-axially and we have evaluated the electrical property according to the application of bi-directional stresses. This stretchable electrode can be extensively utilized in biomedical fields such as implantable electrode and wire at the flexion region or artificial skin.
Hyungsun Kim, Junichi Hojo and Soo Wohn Lee
J. Y. Baek et al., "Bi-Axial Stretchable Electrode Based on the Thin PDMS Substrate for the Biomedical Applications", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 544-545, pp. 665-668, 2007