Flexible electronics are electronic devices that are able to bend or flex. They are made using flexible substrates, such as plastic or metal foil, instead of the rigid silicon wafers used in traditional electronics. Flexible electronics have a number of advantages over traditional electronics. They are lighter, more durable, and less likely to break when dropped. They can also be made into unusual shapes, such as cylinders or spirals, which can be useful for certain applications. One of the most promising applications for flexible electronics is in wearable devices. Flexible electronics can be incorporated into clothing, glasses, and other wearable items, allowing people to interact with technology in a more natural way.
Some of the emerging trends in flexible electronics include the use of organic semiconductors, the use of nanomaterials, and the use of flexible substrates.