Special Issue "Smart Sensors for eHealth Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2020).
2. Instituto de Telecomunicações, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: optical fiber sensors; eHealth platforms; structural health monitoring
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Smart sensors are a recent interesting technology with unlimited potential for diverse application fields, including in medicine and biomedical. Such devices are able to receive an input from the physical environment and, using built-in capabilities, process the data before passing it on.
In 2018, the World Health Assembly acknowledged the potential of digital technology in improving public health, urging Member States to prioritize its development and to use digital technology in health care as a means of promoting Universal Health Coverage and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (71st World Health Assembly, 2018; Geneva, Switzerland). For such a goal, smart sensors can play a key role, enabling more accurate and automated collection of data.
This Special Issue will focus on the current state-of-the-art of smart sensors for eHealth applications, covering recent technological improvements in new devices/sensors and emerging applications. Both original research papers and review articles describing the current state-of-the-art in this research field are welcome. We hope this Special Issue will provide you an overview of the present status and future outlook of the aforementioned topics.
The manuscripts should cover, but are not limited to the following topics:
- Wearable biomedical sensors
- Sensing of physiological parameters
- Bio/chemical probes for medicine applications
- Integrated biomedical system (lab-on-a-fiber/ Lab-on-a-chip)
- Optical fiber systems with microfluid integration
- Non-invasive devices
- Sensors in e-Health architectures
- Energy efficient eHealth architectures
- Big data analysis for eHealth
- Sensors for physical rehabilitation
- mHealth systems
- Optical fiber immunosensors
- Biomarkers detection
- Low-cost, miniaturized, selective, and multiparameter devices
- Advanced signal processing techniques
- Applications including, but not limited to, surgery, dentistry, robotics, medical diagnostics and therapy, pharmaceutical research, and cardiovascular and chronic diseases.
Dr. Paulo Antunes
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Optical fiber sensors
- Biomedical sensors
- Wearable sensors
- Body-sensor networks