»DigiMan«: Development of an R2R Printed and Hybrid Sensor System#
After two years, the project »DigiMan« was successfully completed on November 30, 2020. With the project partners Fraunhofer IKTS, C.P.C Solutions Ltd, Kerafol Keramische Folien GmbH & Co. KG, RIIT Ltd. OSTEC Group, PV Nano Cell Ltd., the Chemnitz University of Technology and MEPhI, it was researched on developing platinum nano inks as well as a digital manufacturing chain for additive digital printing of environmental sensors. Fraunhofer ENAS focused on the development of a printed and hybrid sensor system for temperature measurement and wireless evaluation of the same by commercially available Bluetooth systems such as smartphones. The sensor system consists of printed circuit boards, a printed 2.45 GHz antenna, a printed temperature sensor as well as a small printed circuit board and a button cell. The printed components were fabricated using a roll-to-roll inkjet printing process. The photo on the left page shows an inkjet print head producing sensor elements on a PET film web in high efficiency and high throughput.
Project page: DigiMan-Project (digiman-project.eu)