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  • A Physical Basis for Ambient Intelligence: The Convergence of Biology, Polymers and Electronics Enabling New Design Approaches to Assistive Living

Toomey, Anne, 2011, Book Section, A Physical Basis for Ambient Intelligence: The Convergence of Biology, Polymers and Electronics Enabling New Design Approaches to Assistive Living In: Ambient Media and Systems: Second International ICST Conference, AMBI-SYS 2011, Porto, Portugal, March 24-25, 2011, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 70 . Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-3-642-23901-4

Abstract or Description:

Innovation in materials drives new technologies - in the 1930’s DuPont and ICI discovered and developed Nylon and Polyethylene polymerisation. Today, a new wave of conjugated conductive polymers is emerging, with electronic properties akin to Silicon with effects & interactions stemming from the electronic configuration within the material allowing them to be programmed, through their electron mobility, yielding conformable logic and memory devices. These active polymers are flexible, lightweight, transparent and solution processable, lending themselves to applications and opportunities in ambient assisted living, driving printed electronics and optoelectronics. This paper outlines the principles and provides initial examples of studies underway afforded by the physical basis for ambient intelligence, pursued through a P3i Design Research Studio.

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ContributionNameRCA ID
AuthorTillotson, JUNSPECIFIED
UNSPECIFIEDOliver, Raymond0910030025114
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W230 Clothing/Fashion Design > W231 Textile Design
School or Centre: School of Material
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23902-1_1
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 14:45
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016 14:45
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1842

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