With new techniques for printing circuitry a new range of disposable sensors are being developed. The electronics are printed at a speed of a few meters per seconds enabling large volumes each day. Temperature sensors for package control and biosensors for medical diagnosis are just a few of the applications. Linköping University is one of the key players behind this research in Sweden, together with a few local companies.
These products will be in our homes in a not to distance future, well worth keeping an eye on.