Wearable Health Tech devices are becoming part of every day life. One important challenge is to keep consumers and patients engaged with these devices, and manufacturers a paying more attention on making these devices attractive wearable pieces. Adding color helps make these devices more appealing. As we move toward printed electronics for high-volume production at lower cost — especially for smart clothing — designers will need access to more electrically conductive inks.

Creative Materials, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of custom formulated electrically conductive inks, coatings, and adhesives. The company just introduced electrically conductive inks and coatings in primary colors. They are available in the primary colors of red, blue and yellow (as well as black), and they can be mixed to form other colors as needed by the manufacturers. The inks can be applied using standard techniques includingdipping, screen-printing and syringe dispensing. Their useful temperature range of -55 to 200°C makes them well suited to for a variety of wearable applications.

The Creative Materials inks resist damage from abrasion, scratching, flexing and creasing, which also make them attractive candidates for wearable Health Tech devices, especially smart clothing. Who knows? Maybe your next screen-printed t-shirt will measure your heart rate while you are wearing it.