About this Research Topic
Biomedical Engineering, an interdisciplinary discipline, has fast evolved within academic research centers as well as in industrial related initiatives. The special focus of our proposed Research Topic will be wearable sensors in clinical research and assisted living. Wearable sensors is an intrinsically interdisciplinary topic, which covers areas ranging from neuroscience and movement science, to nanotechnology and consumer electronics.
The aim of this research topic is to gather findings on how wearable sensor systems have changed, or may change, ways of medicine, care, lifestyle and research directions. There have been immense improvements in sensor technology in the last couple of years. Along with hardware advancements for the body-worn wearable devices, advanced sensors allow medical practitioners to monitor patients outside clinics and hospitals with greater accuracy and efficiency.
Wearable devices are also changing the way people think about their lives and lifestyles. Smart watches track how we interact with each other while activity trackers influence how we exercise. In addition, the most exciting recent developments have focused on highlighting how we can use technology in ways well into old age such as detection, activity monitoring and alarm systems.
This Research Topic welcomes papers in research areas including but not limited to the following topics: sensors to monitor falls in seniors; activity trackers, wearable ECG recorders, physiological sensors, novel portable devices fall to assess motor impairment, sensors to assess muscle rigidity and tremor, machine learning algorithms for sensor data.
Keywords: Sensors, Wearable, assisted living
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