Special Issue "Flexible and Wearable Microfluidic Devices"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2021) | Viewed by 591

Special Issue Editors

Microinstrumentation Lab, School of Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
Interests: micro total analysis systems; wearable MEMS and microfluidics; sensors; flexible electronics and microfluidics; polymer nanocomposites
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Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Yamagata University, Yamagata 992-8510, Japan
Interests: flexible sensors and electronics; 3D-printed sensors and systems; 3D and 4D printing; hybrid materials; MEMS/NEMS; nanocomposites
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Highly flexible and wearable microfluidic devices have great potential for applications in medical screening and diagnostics, such as the simultaneous monitoring of bioelectric and biochemical signals in real time using a single wearable system. Wearable devices, in the form of wristwatches and other attach-on-demand devices, are now ubiquitous and are marketed to measure multiple biomedical signals including heart rhythms, blood pressure, and respiration. The development of wearable microfluidics for the detection of biomarkers in fluids, such as perspiration, interstitial fluid, blood, tears, or saliva, has lagged behind, despite the enormous potential of such systems. For example, wearable microfluidic devices capable of measuring perspiration rate, pH, metabolites, and xenobiotics could potentially be employed to monitor specific diseases, detect drug compounds, or to improve athletic performance. However, wearable microfluidic devices face unique challenges due to the need to interface to the body and/or collect fluid samples for analysis, driving some researchers to investigate technologies such as mechanically flexible and textile-based approaches. This Special Issue will focus on the development of flexible and wearable microfluidic-based devices and systems for a broad range of applications that may include personalized medicine, athletics, worker safety, and environmental monitoring and comfort.

Prof. Bonnie L. Gray
Prof. Ajit Khosla
Guest Editors

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  • wearable microfluidics
  • wearable sensors
  • polymer microfluidics
  • polymer MEMS
  • flexible MEMS
  • polymer nanocomposites
  • point of care diagnostics
  • microfluidics
  • labs-on-a-chip
  • micro total analysis systems
  • biofluid monitoring
  • perspiration monitoring
  • sweat monitoring
  • textile electronics
  • conductive threads

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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