Thin, lightweight, flexible and robust: Printed Electronics can be seamlessly integrated into a wide range of products. This technology enables a variety of new applications, in particular for the sporting goods industry: Flexible sensors integrated in textiles monitor heart rate, body temperature or humidity; Pressure sensors in soles or strain sensors in shirts help to optimize the course of movements in sports or rehabilitation; Integration of flexible lighting elements enhances safety while attached flexible solar cells and batteries provide power to smart objects;  Flexible displays provide information or navigation and the integration of NFC tags connects sports clothing and gear to the Internet.

In his presentation at this year's World Manufacturers Forum, Dr. Hecker will highlight results from the recently published “OE-A Roadmap for Organic and Printed Electronics”. An overview on status and prospects of a variety of printed electronics applications, technologies and materials will be presented.

This technology enables a variety of new applications, in particular for the sporting goods industry.

Dr. Klaus Hecker
Managing Director, Organic and Printed Electronics Association

If you are interested in meeting Dr. Klaus Hecker, Managing Director, OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), come to the World Manufacturers Forum on November 14/15 in Munich.

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At this year's World Manufacturers Forum a widely ranged high-caliber keynote speaker lineup drawing from academics, automotive, consumer-goods, electronics and other sectors will present on how to be “Moving on to a digital and automated business of the future”. During the Forum, the audience will have the exclusive opportunity to subscribe for a tailormade guided tour around productronica – the world’s leading trade fair for electronics development and production, and to meet the most relevant service providers for the sporting goods industry. For more information and registration go to