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Special Issue "Advances in Materials and Devices for Wearable Chemical Sensing"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Luca Francioso Website E-Mail
Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, Via Monteroni, University Campus, Bld. A/373100 Lecce, Italy
Phone: +39-0832-422-525
Guest Editor
Dr. Chiara De Pascali Website E-Mail
Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, Via Monteroni, University Campus, Bld. A/373100 Lecce, Italy
Phone: +39-0832-422-530

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent advances and achievements in the fields of material science and fabrication technologies open new potential applications of wearable systems for distributed sensing with smart capabilities. The miniaturization of devices, the ultra-low power consumption requirements of modern sensors and the growing need of new solutions in the field of Ambient Assisted Living, in terms of unobtrusive sensing devices for health and indoor ambient monitoring, drive the development of smart body patches and fabric-coupled multisensorial platforms. A growing interest is focused on the nanostructured sensing materials for flexible substrates, scalable and cost-effective fabrication techniques and smart packaging solutions for distributed sensing systems, supporting also the environmental protection policies. These complex systems may require in addition an energy independence to fulfil the above needs and an intrinsic energy harvesting capability.

This Special Issue, the first MDPI Special Issue focused on the wearable chemical sensing domain to date, aims to focus and report the recent advances in the wearable chemical sensing field, including innovative nanomaterials and in-situ materials growth/deposition, micro and nanofabricated devices, textile and body patches reliability issues, energy harvesting and high efficiency data transfer solutions.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovative wearable chemical sensor devices
  • Nanostructured materials for chemical sensing
  • Real energy autonomous wearable systems for chemical sensing
  • Fabric and body patch sensors integration, wearing/reliability issues
  • Innovative zero power optical, physical, electrical detection techniques for wearable sensing

Dr. Luca Francioso
Dr. Chiara De Pascali
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • wearable chemical sensors
  • nanomaterials for wearable sensors
  • flexible substrate devices
  • energy autonomous sensors
  • ultra-low power sensors
  • fabric sensor integration
  • body patch devices

Published Papers

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