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Special Issue "Materials, Designs, and Manufacturing Innovations for Bio-Integrated Sensors and Systems"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Huanyu Cheng
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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: stretchable electronics; transient sensors; mechanics of materials; advanced manufacturing
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Prof. Lingqian Chang
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Guest Editor
School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering at Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A broad range of materials proposed for bio-integrated sensors and systems spans from flexible and stretchable forms of conventional inorganic electronic materials to intrinsically soft biomaterials, elastomer composites, hydrogels, liquid metals, organic electronic materials, or emerging nanomaterials and structures. Demonstrated devices include sensors, actuators, energy harvesters, power supplies, and antennas with representative examples from skin-like electronics, implantable electronics, cellular bioelectronic interface, 3D electronic scaffolds, among many others. Various approaches to integrating these materials and devices for advanced bio-electronic systems include additive manufacturing, mechanically guided 3D assembly, micro/nanoscale fabrication, transfer printing, and many others. The latest developments in theoretical, computational, and experimental studies on fundamental materials science, novel design and function of sensors and devices, new fabrication techniques, and potential biomedical applications are all of the interest for this Special Issue. 

Dr. Huanyu (Larry) Cheng
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Bio-integrated sensors and systems
  • Bioelectronics 
  • Implantable sensors and devices
  • Multifunctional materials and sensors
  • New structural designs 
  • Integration innovations 
  • Novel fabrication techniques and processes

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Microbial Nanocellulose Printed Circuit Boards for Medical Sensing
Sensors 2020, 20(7), 2047; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20072047 - 06 Apr 2020
Abstract
We demonstrate the viability of using ultra-thin sheets of microbially grown nanocellulose to build functional medical sensors. Microbially grown nanocellulose is an interesting alternative to plastics, as it is hydrophilic, biocompatible, porous, and hydrogen bonding, thereby allowing the potential development of new application [...] Read more.
We demonstrate the viability of using ultra-thin sheets of microbially grown nanocellulose to build functional medical sensors. Microbially grown nanocellulose is an interesting alternative to plastics, as it is hydrophilic, biocompatible, porous, and hydrogen bonding, thereby allowing the potential development of new application routes. Exploiting the distinguishing properties of this material enables us to develop solution-based processes to create nanocellulose printed circuit boards, allowing a variety of electronics to be mounted onto our nanocellulose. As proofs of concept, we have demonstrated applications in medical sensing such as heart rate monitoring and temperature sensing—potential applications fitting the wide-ranging paradigm of a future where the Internet of Things is dominant. Full article
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