This paper presents quantitative environment impact evaluation and assessment of inkjet
printed flexible cable on soft substrates for Electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring.
The studied printed ECG cable is fabricated by inkjet printing of nanoparticles wire
on paper substrate which enables wireless transmission of ECG signals between bio-electric
electrodes and central medical device. In order to facilitate the inventory analysis,
the environmental impacts evaluation of inkjet printing technology has been carried
out by comparing with traditional ECG cables. With the life cycle inventory modelling
by using GaBi software, the life cycle assessment (LCA) was conducted to qualify the
input and output of raw material resources, energy resources used in manufacturing
phases and the impacts to environment.