Special Issue "Advanced Micro/Nano Sensors and Actuators for Disease Diagnosis, Monitoring and Treatment"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "E:Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Faezeh Arab Hassani
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UB, UK
Interests: micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS); sensors and actuators; energy harvesters; wearable and implantable biomedical devices
Dr. Dinesh Pamunuwa
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UB, UK
Interests: disruptive technologies for next-generation computing platforms; micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems; sensors and actuators; bio-MEMS

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The growth of the elderly population and development of chronic and degenerative diseases require advanced systems for on-time diagnosis and continuous monitoring, in order to provide the best assistive solutions/treatments to patients. These systems consist of sensors and actuators that directly interact with the body or organs, as wearable and implantable systems or indirectly in contact with soft organs through integration with medical equipment. Therefore, the specifications of sensors and actuators range from soft, thin and stretchable components (e.g., brain, nerve and heart electrodes, and soft actuators) to rigid and low-power components (e.g., micro-/nanoelectromechanical (MEMS/NEMS) sensors and actuators). The application of these systems paves the way towards smart healthcare.

The aim of this Issue is to present the latest developments of system solutions for overcoming unmet clinical needs. Therefore, scientific contributions in the development of sensors and actuators for electronic muscles/skins, body-/organ-assist or monitoring devices, smart diagnostics, monitoring, and surgical equipment, and drug-delivery systems are welcome.

Dr. Faezeh Arab Hassani
Dr. Dinesh Pamunuwa
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Implantable and wearable
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Diagnosis, monitoring and treatment applications
  • Smart medical equipment
  • Body-/organ-assist or monitoring devices

Published Papers

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