Special Issue "Sensors and Actuators in Prosthetic Microdevices Technology and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: soft implantables; neural engineering; microelectrode arrays; brain stimulation; micro- and nanomachining
Interests: neuroimaging; electrophysiology; brain–computer interfaces; computational neuroscience; epilepsy
Interests: BioMEMS; microfluidics; lab-on-a-chip; catheters; laparoscopic surgery tools
Implantable sensors and actuators are key components of state-of-the-art biomedical devices designed for operation in the central or peripheral nervous systems or in the cardiovascular network. Implementation of these devices relies on sophisticated micro- and nanofabrication processes of smart, responsive or functional materials. Monitoring of physiological signals and stimulation of cellular activity is controlled through application-specific electronic architecture, data acquisition systems and computational methods.
This Special Issue of Sensors aims to provide the opportunity to address aspects of design, materials, technology and testing of implantable sensors and actuators as well as covering actual challenges in the application and evaluation of such systems in vitro and in vivo. Contributions may cover any prosthesis interfacing biological tissue comprising electrical, magnetic, optical or biochemical components to interrogate or modulate cellular behaviour inside the body. Both review papers and original research articles are welcome.
Dr. Zoltán Fekete
Prof. Dr. István Ulbert
Dr. Péter Fürjes
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- brain–machine interfaces
- vascular implants
- microelectrode arrays
- neural stimulators
- visual prosthesis
- catheters and laparoscopes
- cochlear microdevices
- material–tissue interfaces
- medical electronics
- smart and biocompatible materials
- micro- and nanofabrication