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Topical Collection "Wearable and Unobtrusive Monitoring Systems"


Collection Editor
Prof. Toshiyo Tamura

Future Robotics Organization, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
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Interests: bio instrumentation, bio signal interpretation, noninvasive monitor, unobtrusive sensing, blood pressure monitoring, healthcare system, assistive device, temperature regulation, heat stroke
Collection Editor
Prof. Wenxi Chen

Biomedical Information Technology Laboratory, The University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan
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Interests: Bio-signal interpretation, noninvasive measurement, wearable sensor, ECG, HR, HRV analysis, deep body thermometry

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wearable and unobtrusive monitoring systems are rapidly evolving and used for healthcare, exercise activity monitoring, performance assessment, and other fields such as the environmental, agricultural, and food industries.

Concomitantly with the development of biocompatible materials and IoT technologies,    the optimization of the sensing system has become more complex, ranging from biology, chemistry, nanotechnology, and micro-fabrication to wireless networks and electronic engineering.

The aims of this Topical Collection are as follows:

  • To present the current developments in wearable and unobtrusive monitoring including medical parameters such as cardiopulmonary, bioelectrical signal, motion and rehabilitation, temperature, blood substances, and nutrition estimation.
  • Recent developments in wearable and unobtrusive monitoring devices are more accurate than previous ones. The scope of monitoring will spread widely, among medically approved, precise devices as well as environmental and industrial monitoring including emergency and safety monitoring. Additionally, simple handling, fast response, low cost, and highly reliable devices are needed to improve quality of life. We welcome such device development, total monitoring system with wireless transmitting and storing data technologies, and security.
  • Both review articles and original research papers are welcome. We have a particular interest in papers concerning novel and innovative approaches in wearable and unobtrusive monitors, as well as total monitoring systems.

Prof. Toshiyo Tamura
Prof. Wenxi Chen
Collection Editors

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  • Wearable sensing
  • Unobtrusive sensing 
  • Image monitoring
  • Microfluidic
  • Flexible and tattoo sensors and electronics
  • Sensor miniaturization
  • Sensor signal processing
  • Internet of wearable things 
  • Microscale power/storage system

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