Special Issue "Artificial Skins for Healthcare Monitoring and Human-Machine Interaction"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensor and Bioelectronic Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 157

Special Issue Editors

School of Physics and Microelectronics, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
Interests: smart sensors; self-powered sensors; nanogenerators; human–machine interfaces; semiconductors
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School of Physics and Microelectronics, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
Interests: flexible and stretchable electronics; flexible thermoelectric devices for low-grade energy harvesting; piezoelectric nanogenerator; multifunctional sensors; e-skin; human-machine interfaces
School of Physics and Microelectronics, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
Interests: human–machine interaction sensor; flexible electronic skin; piezoelectric nanogenerator; flexible piezoresistive sensor; semiconductor device

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Artificial skin, also known as electronic skin (e-skin), refers to intelligent wearable electronics that simulate the tactile perception function of human skin to identify the detected external information changes through different electrical signals. Flexible e-skin can achieve a wide range of functions, such as the accurate detection and identification of pressure, strain, and temperature, which has greatly extended their application potential in the field of healthcare monitoring and human-machine interaction. At present, the current study on flexible tactile sensors is developing towards high resolution, high sensitivity, self-powering, visualization, biodegradability, and self-healing. However, considering the urgent demand and rapid application of flexible sensing technology in various emerging applications, there remains a great challenge in how to achieve quantification, multi-function, high stability, and durability in the actual detection process. This topic provides an excellent opportunity for those who are studying and working on the design and applications of wearable electronics. Research papers, review articles, and communications relating to the material development, structural design, mechanism interpretation, preparation process, and related circuit design of artificial skins are all invited to this Topic.

Prof. Dr. Yanchao Mao
Dr. Pengcheng Zhu
Dr. Lijun Lu
Guest Editors

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  • artificial skin
  • tactile sensor
  • wearable electronics
  • healthcare monitoring
  • human-machine interaction

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