About this Research Topic
The development of wearable electronic systems combined with advancements in biotechnologies, sensors, semiconductor electronics, communication, machine learning algorithms, etc. allow for a wide variety of applications in clinical and everyday healthcare applications. These include real-time arrhythmia/heart failure detection, health self-management and intervention, vital monitoring of premature infants in the incubator, IoT-based patients monitoring at home/hospital, lung imaging, hand prosthesis control, breast cancer detection, etc. Despite considerable developments in the field already, issues in large-scale production of wearable devices and electronic skin (e-skin) remain under investigation. Reliability and repeatability of the wearable electronics are two of the critical issues that limit their practical applications.
This Research Topic aims to highlight the recent developments in wearable electronics for health monitoring and advance the knowledge and technology in wearable electronics that will allow us to move towards personalized mobile healthcare. Such wearable health monitoring devices acquire and analyze physiological data from the body to predict, monitor and diagnose various diseases. The small sizes and wearable nature allow patients to use them at any time anywhere for continuous long-term monitoring while minimizing the requirement for patients to visit their physicians regularly. Furthermore, the collected data are sent to the cloud and shared with caregivers and physicians, leading to remote monitoring of the patients.
Areas covered in this Research Topic may include (but not limited to):
• Wearable sensor devices and systems for health monitoring
• Sensors for wearable health monitoring: electrochemical, mechanical, environmental sensors, MEMS-based sensors, flexible sensors
• Various modalities of physiological sensing
• Multi-modal biomedical sensing schemes and devices
• Wearable sensors based on impedance measurement including electrical impedance spectroscopy and tomography
• Low-noise and low-power electronics for health monitoring
• System integration and packaging for health monitoring devices
• Embedded signal processing for features detection for health monitoring
• Applications of wearable devices in the clinical healthcare
• Reliability, repeatability and stability of wearable electronics for healthcare monitoring
Keywords: Wearable devices, Biosensors, Health Monitoring, Physiological Measurement, Human-Machine Interfaces, Impedance Measurement, Personalised Healthcare, High Sensitivity
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