Special Issue "Non-Invasive Biomedical Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Prof. Antonio Tricoli
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Neri
Department of Engineering, University of Messina, 98166 Messina, Italy
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Interests: synthesis of novel sensing materials; nanostructured materials for chemical and electrochemical sensing; metal oxide semiconductor-based gas sensors; biosensors; fabrication of chemical sensors; environmental sensors; automotive gas sensors; biomedical sensors
We would like to cordially invite you to participate in a special issue on “Non-Invasive Biomedical Sensors”. This special issue is focused on the latest achievements in chemical and physical biomedical sensors for the non-invasive and personalized health monitoring. Today, a key factor to reduce costs and time of hospitalization while improving the quality of life and mobility of patients with chronic disorders is the development of non-invasive miniaturized sensor systems, which can be deployed in point of care, used at home or integrated in wearable devices. A key challenge is the engineering of low-cost miniaturized sensing systems which provide continuous, real time and long-term monitoring of key biomarkers.
Various biomedical sensors have been successfully implemented to measure some important physiological parameters like heart rate, blood pressure and breath hydrogen, etc., in a non-invasive way. Further, connecting these devices to a portable/wireless power supply and data transmission unit has the potential to support point-of-care treatment and diagnostics of many diseases, with a dramatic advances over current methods.
However, advancement in materials science, flexible electronics and biomedicine are required to achieve reliable non-invasive measurement of a comprehensive set of biomarkers required for the management of numerous diseases such as blood glucose level for type-1 diabetes. The successful development of platform technologies for non-invasive measurement of a sufficiently broad set of biomarkers could open up to doctors and patients new exciting avenues for personalized health-care monitoring applications in the near future.
Contributions to this Special Issue may include, but are not limited to:
- Novel sensing techniques for non-invasive measurement of biomarkers;
- New insights into non-invasive biomarkers which provide information on the physiological state of people;
- Recent advances in sensor materials, properties and device concepts for non-invasive monitoring of chemical and physical body parameters;
- Sensor fabrication and testing techniques; Wearable sensors, Wireless sensors, and application-oriented non-invasive sensor systems, as well as closely-related topics, are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Neri
Manuscript Submission Information
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- non-invasive biomedical sensors
- wearable sensors
- wireless sensing devices
- body-sensor networks
- breath analysis
- sweat analysis
- tear analysis
- saliva analysis
- biochemical sensors