A physical basis for ambient intelligence: the convergence of biology, polymers and electronics enabling new design approaches to assistive living

Toomey, Anne and Oliver, Raymond (2011) 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: Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 2011. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 70 (1). Springer, London, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-3642239014

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23902-1_1

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: ambient intelligence, organic electronics, assistive living, creative design, design-science interactions.
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
J400 Polymers and Textiles
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Design
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Depositing User: Anne Toomey
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 15:12
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 12:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/9720

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