Special Issue "Sensors for Globalized Healthy Living and Wellbeing"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2013
Prof. Dr. Panicos Kyriacou
School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University London, Northampton Square London, EC1V 0HB, UK
Phone: +44 020 7040 8131
Interests: biomedical optical sensors; bio-instrumentation; physiological measurement; biomedical signal processing; tissue optics
Almost every decision relating to prognosis, diagnosis, treatment and routine clinical monitoring of patients cannot be done without the assistance of medical technologies. As the capabilities of sensing technologies increased, so has the interest of researchers, clinicians and policy-makers in its potential. Recording of physiological and psychological variables in real-life conditions could be especially useful in management of chronic disorders or other health challenges e.g. for high blood pressure, diabetes, anorexia nervosa, chronic pain or severe obesity, stress, epilepsy, depression and many others. Public attitudes to technology and wellbeing have evolved and there is great interest amongst the general public in personalised healthcare. Such attitudes have inspired the development of intelligent sensor technologies, predominantly those for the non-invasive monitoring of various physiological parameters in homes, businesses, and health clubs. Real-life long-term monitoring of health could be useful for measurement of treatment effects at home, in a situation where subjects feel most comfortable. Also, increasing life expectancy accompanied with decreasing dependency ratio in developed countries calls for new solutions to support independent living of the elderly and other vulnerable groups. Wearable sensor technology may provide an integral part of the solution for providing health care to a growing world population that will be strained by a ballooning aging population. Potential applications of these proposed technologies, could include the early diagnosis of diseases such as congestive heart failure, the prevention and/or management of chronic conditions such as diabetes, improved clinical management of neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's disease, and the ability to promptly respond to emergency situations such as seizures in patients with epilepsy and cardiac arrest in subjects undergoing cardiovascular monitoring. In addition, employing wearable technology in professions where people are exposed to extreme environments, dangers or hazards could help save their lives and protect health-care personnel.
This special issue invites submissions in this area, particularly those that are application-focused.
Prof. Dr. Panicos Kyriacou
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Sensors 2013, 13(6), 7399-7413; doi:10.3390/s130607399
Received: 8 April 2013; in revised form: 20 May 2013 / Accepted: 3 June 2013 / Published: 6 June 2013| Download PDF Full-text (482 KB)
Sensors 2013, 13(6), 7735-7755; doi:10.3390/s130607735
Received: 23 April 2013; in revised form: 21 May 2013 / Accepted: 13 June 2013 / Published: 17 June 2013| Download PDF Full-text (17714 KB)
Last update: 7 March 2013