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Conformable, low level light therapy platform

Michal Jablonski, Frederick Bossuyt UGent, Jan Vanfleteren UGent, Thomas Vervust UGent and Herbert De Smet UGent (2014) Proceedings of SPIE. 9129.
abstract
Well-being applications demand unobtrusive treatment methods in order to reach user acceptance. In the field of light therapy this needs to be carefully addressed because, in most cases, light treatment system size has to be significant with respect to human body scale. At the same time we observe the push to make wearable devices that deliver the treatment “on the go”. Once scaled up, standard flexible electronics (FPC) fail to conform to body curvatures leading to decrease in comfort. A solution to this problem demands new or modified methods for fabrication of the electronic circuits that fulfill the conformability demand (flexing, but also stretching). Application of Stretchable Molded Interconnect (SMI) technology, that attempts to address these demands, will be discussed. The unique property of SMI is that its manufacturing draws mainly from standard PCB and FCB technologies to inherit the reliability and conductivity. At the same time, however, it allows soft, flexible and stretchable circuits with biomimetic haptics and high optical efficiency. In this work a demonstrator device for blue light therapy of RSI is presented that illustrates the strengths as well as challenges ahead of conformable light circuits. We report system electro-optical efficiency, possible irradiance levels within skin thermal comfort and efficiency under cyclic, tensile stretching deformation.
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author
organization
year
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conference (proceedingsPaper)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
BLUE-LIGHT, Stretchable interconnect, LLLT, PHOTOTHERAPY, RSI, Blue light treatment, Light therapy, Wearable electronics, Meandered interconnect, SMI, Biomimetic circuit, PDMS
in
Proceedings of SPIE
editor
J J, VV Tuchin, DL Matthews and FS Pavone
volume
9129
issue title
BIOPHOTONICS: PHOTONIC SOLUTIONS FOR BETTER HEALTH CARE IV
pages
12 pages
publisher
SPIE
conference name
Conference on Biophotonics - Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care IV
conference location
Brussels, Belgium
conference start
2014-04-14
conference end
2014-04-17
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000343438000045
ISSN
0277-786X
ISBN
9781628410778
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
P1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
4414724
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-4414724
alternative location
http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1871466
date created
2014-06-13 10:52:16
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2016-12-19 15:37:53
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  abstract     = {Well-being applications demand unobtrusive treatment methods in order to reach user acceptance. In the field of light therapy this needs to be carefully addressed because, in most cases, light treatment system size has to be significant with respect to human body scale. At the same time we observe the push to make wearable devices that deliver the treatment {\textquotedblleft}on the go{\textquotedblright}. Once scaled up, standard flexible electronics (FPC) fail to conform to body curvatures leading to decrease in comfort. A solution to this problem demands new or modified methods for fabrication of the electronic circuits that fulfill the conformability demand (flexing, but also stretching). Application of Stretchable Molded Interconnect (SMI) technology, that attempts to address these demands, will be discussed. The unique property of SMI is that its manufacturing draws mainly from standard PCB and FCB technologies to inherit the reliability and conductivity. At the same time, however, it allows soft, flexible and stretchable circuits with biomimetic haptics and high optical efficiency. In this work a demonstrator device for blue light therapy of RSI is presented that illustrates the strengths as well as challenges ahead of conformable light circuits. We report system electro-optical efficiency, possible irradiance levels within skin thermal comfort and efficiency under cyclic, tensile stretching deformation.},
  author       = {Jablonski, Michal and Bossuyt, Frederick and Vanfleteren, Jan and Vervust, Thomas and De Smet, Herbert},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of SPIE},
  editor       = {J, J and Tuchin, VV and Matthews, DL and Pavone, FS },
  isbn         = {9781628410778},
  issn         = {0277-786X},
  keyword      = {BLUE-LIGHT,Stretchable interconnect,LLLT,PHOTOTHERAPY,RSI,Blue light treatment,Light therapy,Wearable electronics,Meandered interconnect,SMI,Biomimetic circuit,PDMS},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Brussels, Belgium},
  pages        = {12},
  publisher    = {SPIE},
  title        = {Conformable, low level light therapy platform},
  url          = {http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1871466},
  volume       = {9129},
  year         = {2014},
}

Chicago
Jablonski, Michal, Frederick Bossuyt, Jan Vanfleteren, Thomas Vervust, and Herbert De Smet. 2014. “Conformable, Low Level Light Therapy Platform.” In Proceedings of SPIE, ed. J J, VV Tuchin, DL Matthews, and FS Pavone. Vol. 9129. SPIE.
APA
Jablonski, M., Bossuyt, F., Vanfleteren, J., Vervust, T., & De Smet, H. (2014). Conformable, low level light therapy platform. In J. J, V. Tuchin, D. Matthews, & F. Pavone (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE (Vol. 9129). Presented at the Conference on Biophotonics - Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care IV, SPIE.
Vancouver
1.
Jablonski M, Bossuyt F, Vanfleteren J, Vervust T, De Smet H. Conformable, low level light therapy platform. In: J J, Tuchin V, Matthews D, Pavone F, editors. Proceedings of SPIE. SPIE; 2014.
MLA
Jablonski, Michal, Frederick Bossuyt, Jan Vanfleteren, et al. “Conformable, Low Level Light Therapy Platform.” Proceedings of SPIE. Ed. J J et al. Vol. 9129. SPIE, 2014. Print.