Special Issue "Implantable Sensors"


A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Andrew J. Mason
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824-2252 USA
Website: http://www.egr.msu.edu/~mason/
E-Mail: mason@msu.edu
Interests: wearable/implantable biosensor and chemical sensor systems for biomedical and environmental monitoring applications; low-power mixed-signal integrated circuits; microfabricated electrochemical sensor arrays; energy efficient signal processing algorithms and hardware for neural implants and sensor arrays; post-CMOS integration of sensing, instrumentation, and microfluidics; Technology for sustainable living

Guest Editor
Dr. Wen Li
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824 USA
E-Mail: wenli@egr.msu.edu
Interests: MEMS and BioMEMS, micro/nano sciences and technologies; micro structures and systems for sensing and actuation applications; neural prosthetic devices; polymer material processing; MEMS integration and packaging technologies; and other relevant fields

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Implantable sensors that are capable of providing accurate in vivo measurement of target analytes in animals and humans are of growing importance in many fields, including biology, medical diagnostics, clinical therapy, and personal healthcare. While technologies advance, many open challenges remain in the development of implantable sensors that are minimally invasive, completely biocompatible, highly sensitive and selective, cost-effective, and energy efficient. Because these challenges impact many fields of research, collectively sharing new design concepts and technological approaches across disciplines can be of great benefit. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to bring together state-of-the-art research and development contributions that address the open challenges of implantable sensors. Topics of primary interest include, but are not limited to, biochemical sensors for detecting biological species and/or metabolites, mechanical sensors for measuring pressure, strain, etc., neural prosthetic sensors for monitoring neural activity, and implantable actuators and energy recovery devices.

In this Special Issue, we solicit review articles, original research papers, and short communications covering all aspects of implantable sensors including: sensing structures and transducers, modeling, biocompatible materials and interfaces, micro/nano fabrication techniques, packaging and coatings, biotelemetry, electronics, and data processing algorithms. Sensing technologies and approaches that are designed to externally support implantable sensors, but which are not themselves implantable, will not be considered. Submissions should clearly indicate which open challenges in implantable sensors the work is addressing. Authors are invited to contact the guest editors prior to submission if they are uncertain whether their work falls within the general scope of this Special Issue.

Dr. Andrew J. Mason
Dr. Wen Li
Guest Editors


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  • Implantable sensor
  • biosensor
  • neural recording
  • biotelemetry
  • biocompatible
  • implantable actuator

Published Papers (7 papers)

by , , , , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(8), 15009-15021; doi:10.3390/s140815009
Received: 19 June 2014; in revised form: 5 August 2014 / Accepted: 12 August 2014 / Published: 14 August 2014
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by , , , , , , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(8), 14858-14872; doi:10.3390/s140814858
Received: 10 June 2014; in revised form: 21 July 2014 / Accepted: 1 August 2014 / Published: 13 August 2014
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by , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(8), 14356-14374; doi:10.3390/s140814356
Received: 15 June 2014; in revised form: 22 July 2014 / Accepted: 31 July 2014 / Published: 7 August 2014
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by ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(7), 13173-13185; doi:10.3390/s140713173
Received: 16 June 2014; in revised form: 1 July 2014 / Accepted: 9 July 2014 / Published: 22 July 2014
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by , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(7), 11629-11639; doi:10.3390/s140711629
Received: 22 May 2014; in revised form: 21 June 2014 / Accepted: 27 June 2014 / Published: 1 July 2014
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by , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(7), 11522-11541; doi:10.3390/s140711522
Received: 1 May 2014; in revised form: 19 June 2014 / Accepted: 26 June 2014 / Published: 30 June 2014
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by , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(7), 11416-11426; doi:10.3390/s140711416
Received: 6 May 2014; in revised form: 10 June 2014 / Accepted: 20 June 2014 / Published: 26 June 2014
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Last update: 14 November 2013

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