Special Issue "Biosensors for Applications in TeleHealth"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2014)
Prof. Dr. Patricia Connolly (Website)
Strathclyde Institute of Medical Devices, Wolfson Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G4 0NW, UK
Interests: minimally-invasive patient monitoring; sensors for cell and tissue engineering; near patient testing; sensors for wound diagnostics; wound management; transdermal diagnostics
Dr. Ali Abadallah Hilal-Alnaqbi
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, P.O. Box 15551, Al-Ain, UAE
Interests: biomedical devices; innovations in health care; bioengineering; bioartificial devices; biomaterials; health care; nano technology; tissue engineering; artificial organs
Telehealth uses networking and communications related technology to support delivering health services to the community setting. Telehealth devices have been established for some time but recent advances in tablets and smart phones, together with an increasing acceptance of telehealth by both clinicians and patients is driving an acceleration of service provision in this sector. The quality of health services at home can be increased and costs lowered if appropriate diagnostic and monitoring technology is used. There are many opportunities for the biosensor community to provide both implantable and non-implantable biosensors for use in this sector. However, the biosensor community needs to work closely with the end user community of clinicians and patients as well as established technology providers to deliver devices of real value to healthcare. In particular we must be aware that this sector is rapidly advancing in all aspects of technology and substantial numbers of patients are already being monitored at home.
In this special issue, we would like to discuss the latest developments and applications of implantable and non implantable biosensors for telehealth and explore some of the clinical perspectives of clinical teams already working in the field.
Prof. Dr. Patricia Connolly
Dr. Ali Abadallah Hilal-Alnaqbi
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- minimally-invasive sensors
- wireless monitoring