Dissertation Talk: Printed organic light emitting diodes for biomedical applications

Presentation: Dissertation Talk: EE | May 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Claire M. Lochner, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Flexible electronics interface well with the human body, enabling wearable device implementations that were previously limited by the rigid form factors of conventional electronics. This work explores applying printed and flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) in biomedicine. A proof-of-concept solution-processed organic optoelectronic pulse oximeter is demonstrated, as well as a new OLED device structure developed for improved manufacturability, wearability, and optical characteristics specifically for biomedical applications. By the end of the talk, the audience will have an understanding of OLEDs' potential to enable new and improved optoelectronic medical devices.