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InnovationLab shows automotive printed electronics at CES

Sensors for battery monitoring and RECARO car seat improve safety, comfort and EV range

Heidelberg, Germany – December 28, 2021 – InnovationLab, the expert in printed electronics “from lab to fab”, announces that it will be attending CES® in Las Vegas from January 5th to 8th. InnovationLab will be showing its portfolio of printed and organic electronics at Booth 51139, with a focus on sensors in automotive applications.

At CES, InnovationLab will have two automotive demos at its booth. Firstly, visitors can see a car seat developed with RECARO Automotive GmbH, showing how pressure sensor foils can detect an occupant. This information can then be used by the car for driver assistance and safety systems, such as seat-belt reminders, and airbag de-activation if a child seat is detected.

The second demo will show an innovative battery monitoring solution. Printed sensor foils are ultra-thin, enabling them to fit between individual battery cells, and thus gather detailed pressure and temperature data. This cell-level information delivers valuable insights into battery state of health and performance, helping R&D teams to improve their battery designs – including extending range for electric vehicles.

“Printed sensors have a wide range of automotive applications, including safety, comfort and adding new functions for drivers,” said Luat Nguyen, Managing Director at InnovationLab. “Our light, flexible sensors save weight and space in vehicles, and InnovationLab provides support from consulting through to volume production.”

At CES, InnovationLab will also be demonstrating multiple other applications for its printed electronics sensors, including OccluSense by Bausch (an e-health product), as well as examples of smart textiles that include sensors. It will also show demos of printed sensors for the retail and logistics industries, including a smart carpet for social distancing in stores.

CES is one of the world’s most influential technology events. For 2022, the show will include more than 2,100 exhibitors.

About InnovationLab

Founded in 2008, InnovationLab GmbH is a one-stop shop for printed electronics, with a focus on flexible pressure sensors, as well as temperature, moisture and gas sensors, and the capability to design and produce fully integrated hardware/software systems. The company offers highly customized solutions and supports high-volume production at two manufacturing sites in Germany, providing hands-on support to its customers throughout the entire product value chain, from concept to bulk production of printed functional products. InnovationLab provides state-of-the-art infrastructure along with comprehensive expertise in materials, processes and printing technologies to develop novel products. InnovationLab also supports numerous research and industrial partners at its lab and fabrication facility, an interdisciplinary environment featuring 6200 m2 of usable space for production, development and offices, including 700 m2 state-of-the-art cleanrooms. For more information, see https://www.innovationlab.de

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