DUPONT™ INTEXAR® - WEARABLE ELECTRONICS

One of the most exciting technologies and benefits of this current era is the advancement in Wearables Technology. Within the Wearables Technology, you will find Printed Electronics Wearables. Insulectro is proud to offer the DuPont™ Intexar™ materials for printed, stretchable electronics, hence PE Wearables.

We proudly serve our customers with solutions and options to their PE Wearables design, thus enabling a good product for the end consumer. While at DuPont, I tested and helped develop the Wearables inks, so it is satisfying to see how PE Wearables have become more integrated into our daily lives and how DuPont and Insulectro continue to improve lives through material science.

There are countless PE Wearable products and applications in the market, so we will focus on talking about health, heat, and fitness applications for now. This month I will talk about what's new in the health applications.When it comes to wearable health care, there are many positive outcomes that PE Wearables can offer. For example, DuPont™ Intexar™ is a revolutionary ink and film that integrates seamlessly into textiles. It transforms materials into smart wearables and provides an effective way to sense and transmit biometric signals. 

This enables various measuring methods with sensors placed directly onto the skin to detect the body's natural electrical signals. It can be used for pregnancy monitoring, infant monitoring, telemetry, respiratory disorders, and so on.

Moreover, Physical Therapy is also another wearable health care approach using printed sensors to detect muscle flex in motion with a live feed to a monitor or an app on your smartphone. When a physical therapist recommends a patient exercises to strengthen a specific set of muscle groups, patients sometimes have difficulties engaging the correct muscles. I’m sure many of us can relate. 

So, with wearable health care sensor applications, the physical therapist can monitor the patient's form conducting the exercise movement and have a live feed of the actual muscles being engaged and make any corrections on the fly, resulting in a faster recovery journey. 

The patient can also access the muscles being flexed while conducting the exercises at home and make adjustments as needed until the right muscle groups are correctly engaged. A final approach with wearable health care can be used for therapeutic purposes with mild heating and electrostimulation to a targeted body area to help relieve pain as your PT progresses.