Special Issue "Wearable and Flexible Integrated Sensors"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioelectronics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Gianluca Traversi
Guest Editor
University of Bergamo, Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Via Marconi 5, 24044, Dalmine (BG), Italy
Interests: low-noise front-end electronics; radiation effects in CMOS technology; CMOS active pixel sensors; voltage references and regulators; wearable monitoring systems
Dr. Patrick Locatelli
Guest Editor
University of Bergamo, Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Via Marconi 5, 24044, Dalmine (BG), Italy
Interests: inertial platforms; wearable devices; body sensor networks; physical activity monitoring; signal processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wearable sensors have received tremendous attention over the past decade thanks to their employment in the Internet of Things market. Moreover, these devices can also be used for medical purposes in the healthcare field as they can closely monitor an individual’s physical activities as well as assess their health status. The majority of these systems are composed of a mixed-signal front-end circuit, microcontroller unit, communication hardware to transmit data to a remote center, and battery with its power management block and memory, all integrated and interconnected on the same printed circuit board. In such a context, one of the main hurdles to employment in long-term monitoring has been the comfort in wearing such devices, which are dependent on its dimensions and weight. Advances in materials science have enabled the development of flexible and stretchable substrates that allow fabricating comfortable and lightweight wearable tools for non-invasive, long-term wearable sensing applications. In order to be both comfortable and wearable, it is fundamental that the energy source as well as the electronics section is flexible and stretchable. Articles on flexible nanogenerators for conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy will also be considered for publication. This call for papers is concerned with the last advances in the field of flexible substrates which allow hosting complex mixed-signal systems, textile-based sensors, and e-textile-based systems that integrate sensing capabilities into garments and flexible energy sources and harvesting systems for powering the devices. 

We solicit papers covering (but not limited to) one or more of the following topics:

  • Novel materials for flexible sensors and electronics
  • Flexible sensor and interface systems
  • Flexible and stretchable substrates and devices
  • Organic and hybrid semiconductors with printing capabilities
  • Carbon-based materials for stretchable transistors
  • Flexible and stretchable organic field-effect transistors (OFETs)
  • Graphene-based flexible electronics
  • Printed electronics and sensors
  • Flexible integrated systems for wearable biomedical sensors
  • Flexible energy suppliers
  • Flexible supercapacitors
  • Flexible harvesters

Prospective authors are invited to submit original or review contributions for publication in this Special Issue.

Prof. Gianluca Traversi
Dr. Patrick Locatelli
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • flexible sensors
  • flexible electronics
  • graphene
  • textile sensors
  • smart textiles
  • flexible strain sensors
  • printed sensors and electronics
  • flexible composites
  • liquid metals
  • flexible supercapacitors
  • flexible harvester

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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