Special Issue "Sensing Technologies for Diagnosis, Therapy and Rehabilitation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 April 2021).
Interests: biomedical engineering and e-Health; patient engagement; m-health; Biomedical image and signal processing; microgravity applications and space physiology
In the context of digital health, there has been a significant increase in research for developing sensors (mechanical, electrical, biochemical) able to collect physiological signals resulting in novel biomarkers useful to monitor human health. These sensors can be an integral part of specific medical devices but could also be embedded or connected to widespread technology (e.g., smartphones), thus widening their potential in their use in a variety of clinical scenarios (e.g., self-measurement), where physiological data collection can reveal important information for the management of patient health. Indeed, thanks to technological advances, data acquisition previously carried out in dedicated laboratories with costly hardware can now be performed via wearable technology during the activities of daily life, ubiquitously, and at a considerably lower price.
Not only could these data help physicians in making the right diagnosis, but also in quantifying the patient adherence to therapy, and in following the different stages during the rehabilitation process.
The goal of this Special Issue is to provide a survey of the state-of-the-art sensing technology for health and to present the latest research, with particular focus on biomedical data sensing and processing, dynamic modeling, analysis and control for clinical diagnosis, and using biosignals as feedback in controlled processes, such as drug delivery and rehabilitation.
Contributions to this Special Issue are invited from groups active in this field of research, through original papers and focused reviews.Prof. Enrico G. Caiani
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- health monitoring
- biomedical sensors
- rehabilitation technology
- medication adherence
- data processing