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Special Issue "Skin Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2019).
Interests: bioelectrochemistry; biosensors; bioelectronics; transistor; nanomaterials
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Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Novel Applications of Organic Bioelectronics
Skin sensors includes non-wearable or wearable sensors able to measure a pertinent parameter of the skin (e.g. moisture, sebum). Such measure can find many applications in the cosmetic industry, for example for personalized skin counselling that helps customers to choose appropriate skin care products. It may also include all other wearable, highly conformable thin-film sensors that are put directly onto the skin to monitor other body parameters (temperature, heartbeat, sweat composition, even alcohol intake…), e.g. tattoo sensors, connected patches, dressings or even hosiery and socks, which may find applications in the most common everyday life or meet the high technical expectations associated with healthcare.
For producing wearable sensors, thin, highly conformable and hypoallergenic materials must be developed as substrates; the active materials, including sensors and electronics, may be also conformable, preferably organic. It is seen as a great advantage if these high added-value devices can be produced on large area using low-cost techniques such as printing (e.g. roll-to-toll, screen-printing, inkjet printing).
Research in large area electronics produced by printing techniques is developing fast; in parallel, expectations from the healthcare and cosmetic industry are growing. This motivates a special issue dedicated to skin sensors, which is open to original research articles, tutorials or comprehensive reviews.
I am expecting your participation.Prof. Dr. Benoît Piro
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- wearable sensors
- body parameters
- printing technologies