Special Issue "Sensing Technology for Healthcare System"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2016).
Prof. Dr. Octavian Postolache
1 Instituto de Telecomunicações, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
2 Escola de Tecnologias e Arquitetura (ISTA), ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, 1600-077 Lisboa, Portugal
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Interests: smart sensors; wireless sensors network; test and automated instrumentation for IoT; unobtrusive sensing for cardio-respiratory monitoring; smart systems for physical rehabilitation; standards for WSN and IoT; sensors for environment monitoring; IoT for smart ports and smart cities
The advances in the fields of smart materials, sensors, low power electronics and power harvesting, as with in information and communication technology has stimulated the application of these technologies in medical and healthcare domains. From simple healthcare devices to intelligent distributed healthcare systems, accurate detection and early warning of health condition for users in interaction with different living scenarios represent one of the main requirements. The novel unobtrusive sensing solutions expressed by smart wearable or smart objects provide users’ health status information without disturbing daily activities for long-term period cardio-respiratory and motor activity assessment. The latest research efforts focus on wearable and implantable sensing systems that require extreme miniaturization; alternative solutions promote the invisibility for higher acceptance rate by the users by concealing sensors into daily used objects, such as furniture or walking aids.
This Special Issue invites high-quality research articles and review articles on sensing technologies, sensor electronics, and interfaces working towards sensor integration in smart environments and health and social care services. Monitoring physiological parameters and motor activity based on unobtrusive sensing and pervasive computing, highlighting the specific healthcare system interactions, are particular topics of interest.
Papers are solicited in, but are not limited to, the following and related topics:
- New sensor materials and technologies for medical applications
- Printed, flexible, biodegradable and biocompatible electronics
- Sensor devices and sensor arrays
- Nano sensors
- Electrical and thermal-based sensors
- Wearable and implantable sensors for biomedical applications
- Remote sensing systems for healthcare
- Novel electronics for brain activity monitoring
- Sensors and Systems for Brain Computer Interfaces
- Sensors and Systems for Physical Rehabilitation
Dr. Octavian Adrian Postolache
Dr. Alex Casson
Prof. Subhas Mukhopadhyay
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- Smart sensors
- Sensor materials
- Sensor devices and sensor arrays
- Wearable sensors
- Implantable sensors
- Remote sensing
- Unobtrusive sensing
- Brain activity monitoring