Organic electronics is a branch of electronics that is based on conducting and semiconducting polymers and molecules. Unlike conventional inorganic materials, organic electronic materials are constructed from organic (carbon-based) small molecules or polymers. Their benefits include physical flexibility, bio compatibility, large area and low cost fabrication.
Bioelectronics is a field of research in the convergence of biology and electronics. It is described as research and development of bio-inspired materials and hardware architectures for the implementation of new information processing systems, sensors and actuators.
In the Laboratory of Organic Bio-Electronics (LOBE), part of the School of Engineering Technology, at Purdue University, we aim to develop new types of electronics, that take advantage of the benefits of organic electronics for the purpose of the next generation of personalized health care, for instance in the form of imperceptibly thin, bio-compatible, and unobtrusive, skin-laminated patch, capable of monitoring various biopotentials, such glucose, temperature, blood pressure and heart rate.