Discussing printed electronics

Panel discussion: Experts discuss developments in printed electronics

The industry is on the threshold of broad application of products and is opening up previously unimaginable technical and design possibilities in many application industries. However, printed electronics must also meet a variety of requirements.


This year’s LOPEC Panel Discussion focused on the future of healthcare and wellbeing. Panelists from the world of wearables, flexible electronics and the Internet of Things addressed the latest trends and future opportunities for electronics and data in healthcare and wellbeing applications, as well as the challenges of developing systems to meet these emerging requirements.

Under the title The future of healthcare and wellness: market opportunities for printed and organic electronics, the the 45-minute panel discussion covered the following questions:

  • Future healthcare demands globally
  • The rise of the wellness concept
  • The growing role of electronics in healthcare – biometric sensors, point-of-care diagnostics, telemedicine
  • Key requirements and challenges for commercialising healthcare electronics
  • Opportunities and promising developments for next-generation electronics in this area

The LOPEC Panel Discussion took place on March 14, 2018, at the LOPEC Forum, and was moderated by Dan Rogers, Head of Publishing at Smithers Apex.

Panel discussion participants 2018

Ana Claudia Arias
Professor, University of California Berkeley

Enid Kivuti
Director of Innovation and Technology, Multek

Axel Steinhage
R&D Director, Future-Shape

Juha Virtanen
Principal Engineer Wearable Sensors, GE Healthcare