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Title: Piezoelectric fibers for flexible and wearable electronics
Authors: Qian, Shengtai
Wang, Xingbei
Yan, Wei
Keywords: Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2023
Source: Qian, S., Wang, X. & Yan, W. (2023). Piezoelectric fibers for flexible and wearable electronics. Frontiers of Optoelectronics, 16(1), 3-.
Project: 021850-00001 
Journal: Frontiers of Optoelectronics 
Abstract: Flexible and wearable electronics represent paramount technologies offering revolutionized solutions for medical diagnosis and therapy, nerve and organ interfaces, fabric computation, robot-in-medicine and metaverse. Being ubiquitous in everyday life, piezoelectric materials and devices play a vital role in flexible and wearable electronics with their intriguing functionalities, including energy harvesting, sensing and actuation, personal health care and communications. As a new emerging flexible and wearable technology, fiber-shaped piezoelectric devices offer unique advantages over conventional thin-film counterparts. In this review, we survey the recent scientific and technological breakthroughs in thermally drawn piezoelectric fibers and fiber-enabled intelligent fabrics. We highlight the fiber materials, fiber architecture, fabrication, device integration as well as functions that deliver higher forms of unique applications across smart sensing, health care, space security, actuation and energy domains. We conclude with a critical analysis of existing challenges and opportunities that will be important for the continued progress of this field.
ISSN: 2095-2759
DOI: 10.1007/s12200-023-00058-3
Schools: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
School of Materials Science and Engineering 
Rights: © The Author(s) 2023. Open Access. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit
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