The year 2022 is considered as the year of flexible electronics, and flexible smart medical treatment may usher in a period of rapid development

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With the application of foldable mobile phones, VR tactile gloves and flexible screens in the consumer electronics market, flexible electronic technology is gradually known by more and more people.This black technology, which endowing traditional rigid products with flexible forms, is quietly changing our lives, and a new electronic technology revolution and industrial revolution are ready to take off.Flexible Electronics is a new electronic technology that makes organic or inorganic electronic devices on Flexible or Flexible substrates.Compared with traditional electrons, flexible electrons have greater flexibility and can maintain efficient photoelectric performance, reliability and integration even when bending, folding, stretching, twisting, compression and even changing into arbitrary shapes.The resulting flexible electronic devices are soft, thin, portable and can be applied in a large area, greatly expanding the scope of application and application environment of electronic devices [1].Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences stevie hoang, points out that the flexible electronic technology and artificial intelligence, Internet of things, health science and scientific key core technology such as data into cross fusion, thus leading health care, advanced information technology, aerospace, energy, and other fields to innovation, driving the implementation of relative industries new leap-forward development.It can be said that flexible electronic technology is a brand new electronic technology revolution and an important strategic opportunity for China’s independent innovation to lead the future industrial development [2].Especially in the field of intelligent health care, flexible medical products, due to their “light, thin, soft and small” characteristics, can be embedded into undergarments, attached to the surface of human skin or closely attached to human organs, so as to achieve continuous monitoring of human physiological parameters and flexible implantable devices.Personalized health management, early warning of chronic diseases, disease diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation tracking and monitoring are fully empowered.Medical industry will enter a rapid growth wisdom medical health archives of regional health information platform is to point to by, using the advanced Internet technology, the realization of patients and medical staff, medical institutions, medical equipment, the interaction between, gradually achieve the informatization, including intelligent hospital system, regional health, family health systems [3] three component parts.According to the 2020 Smart Medical Development Research Report, the scale of China’s smart medical industry has exceeded 100 billion yuan in 2020, and is expected to reach 157.6 billion yuan in 2022 [4], entering a period of rapid growth of intelligent, efficient and large-scale development.In the future, intelligent medical equipment, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things technology, big data, electronic medical records and other advanced equipment and technologies will be widely used in medical and health services to improve the efficiency of diagnosis and treatment services, promote medical information sharing, improve medical resource allocation, and build a patient-centered visual human life data system.It provides users with life-cycle health management solutions and personalized and precise medical services, and drives the rapid prosperity and development of smart medical industry with innovative technologies and services.Based on flexible electronic technology of wearable medical devices using the wearable technology, embedding sensors and wireless communication technology close-fitting clothing, or directly attached to the body surface of the skin, can be continuous long time monitoring human physiological parameters, and through the physiological parameter changes found underlying disease, avoid disease early evolution to a more serious health problems, this is the medical service of personalized applications.Intelligent medical equipment based on flexible electronic technology can be fitted to human skin naturally, realizing real-time, continuous and accurate physiological data collection.At present, based on the human body ecg, heart rate, pulse, temperature, breathing, heart, blood glucose, blood pressure, blood flow and blood oxygen [5], sweat signs data such as flexible wearable intelligent medical monitoring equipment has been gradually in the clinical diagnosis and treatment and daily health management is widely used, and practice in physiological monitoring, prevention, drug screening disease monitoring, health monitoring scenarios,Through real-time data monitoring, data recording, remote monitoring, anomaly warning, it provides clinical data reference for extensive personalized monitoring and diagnosis, as well as daily health management applications.With corresponding Internet medical solutions for wisdom, monitoring data can be synchronized uploaded to the cloud, to help medical institutions in real time remote monitoring potential abnormal conditions or symptoms in patients with postoperative recovery, provide more convenient and more wisdom of medical service for patients, and efficiently allocate health resources for medical institutions to provide important reference for support.With the development of technology and increasing clinical demand, flexible electronic technology has great potential in the development and application of active implantable medical devices, invasive or minimally invasive medical devices.The mechanical properties of traditional active implantable medical devices, such as cardiac pacemaker and brain nerve stimulator, do not match with human tissue, and the battery replacement is difficult.Flexible electronic technology can further reduce the volume of implanted devices and make them flexibly fit to human organs, so as to reduce mechanical damage and stimulation of tissues caused by rigid medical devices [6]. By collecting kinetic energy of human body or organ movement and converting it into electrical energy, the device can be driven to work continuously and avoid secondary trauma caused by repeated replacement.In terms of invasive continuous physiological parameter monitoring, the monitoring and recording of blood, bladder [7], nervous system [8], intracranial pressure [9], tissue module [10] and other parameters by the flexible sensor can realize the monitoring, diagnosis and rehabilitation tracking application of diabetes, cystitis, nervous system diseases, brain injury, cancer and other diseases.Flexible innovation driving wisdom health high speed development of medical devices in addition to traditional rigid to flexible, lightweight form, can make it more accurate, convenient, long-term disease screening, treatment and rehabilitation tracking, such as clinical work, flexible electronic technology preparation of intelligent medical equipment can bring patients more comfortable, intimate, and safe use of experience,Continuous monitoring of patients in hospital, at home, at work, out and other scenarios, truly integrating health management into daily life, realizing early screening and prevention of disease, diagnosis and monitoring in the onset of disease, and even the whole process of health management in the rehabilitation period, running through the whole cycle of disease diagnosis and treatment.Flexible intelligent medical devices combine cloud computing, 5G Internet, Internet of Things, big data and other technologies to fully connect with domestic top medical institutions and teams and achieve seamless connection between dynamic health management and telemedicine in the cloud service mode [11], so that medical diagnosis and disease monitoring are no longer limited to hospitals.From daily health care consulting, to the initial screening, monitoring, hospital care, emergency treatment outside pays a return visit, rehabilitation hospital tracking link to realize remote dynamic management, improve the service efficiency of medical resources, hospitalized time saving cost, improving the uneven distribution of medical resources, promote the patients and the medical information sharing, improve regional medical level [12].In recent years, the level of social consumption continues to improve, the aging process of the population continues to accelerate, people’s awareness of health care gradually improved, China’s medical device market sales also maintain a rapid growth rate.With the deep integration of flexible electronic technology and the medical field, the industry insiders expect that the clinical rigid demand will be further highlighted, and the intelligent medical treatment will usher in the “golden period” of development by fully enabling medical applications with flexible innovative technology.[1].[2] Blue Ocean Evergreen Think Tank, Academician Huang Wei: Flexible electronics is a kind of subversive scientific and technological innovation.[3] Popularization of Science in China, smart Medical Treatment.[4] China Business Information Network, forecast 2022:S.R. 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