Special Issue "Flexible and Smart Sensing Devices for Health Monitoring"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: wearable sensors; smart materials; flexible and stretchable sensors; microneedle based biosensor for biomedical application; environmental monitoring; food security
Interests: laser-based fabrication of medical devices; nanostructured biomaterials; drug delivery; laser processing of nanostructured and microstructured biomaterials
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Flexible and smart devices for healthcare sensing and monitoring have received substantial attention in recent years due to their great convenience for individual health checking and distant medical practices. Such novel flexible sensor devices are lightweight, wearable, and ideal for healthcare systems that are not constrained by time and space. Wearable or attachable health monitoring smart systems are considered to be the next generation of personal portable devices for remote medicine practices. To monitor human bio-signals in a non-invasive manner, skin-conforming, highly sensitive, reliable, and sustainable healthcare monitoring devices are required. The sensors with outstanding flexibility and stretchability are critical constituents of these devices and can constantly trace human bio-physiological signals without causing discomfort, while remaining discreet. The signals recorded by these sensors, such as physique motion, breath, heart rate, body temperature, and metabolic parameters, are meticulously related to personal health conditions. This Special Issue attempts to provide the current state of the art and progress of flexible, smart, and stretchable sensors, regarding identified healthiness indicators, sensing mechanisms, functional materials, fabrication strategies, basic and desired features. The probable challenges and future perspectives of smart flexible and wearable health monitoring systems will also be covered and discussed.
The topics of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Smart sensor devices for wearable applications
- Smart flexible materials for healthcare and diagnostics
- Electrochemical sensors based on smart flexible materials
- Flexible and Stretchable Physical Sensors for personal Healthcare
- Bio-Inspired flexible smart materials and devices
- Electronic embedded smart wearable sensor systems
- Biosensors coupled to smart flexible materials
- Electrochemical sensors inspired by nanomaterials
Dr. Rupesh Kumar Mishra
Prof. Dr. Roger Narayan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Smart sensors
- Flexible materials
- Personal smart devices
- Bioinspired smart material
- Wearable flexible sensors