Special Issue "Health and Usage Monitoring Microsystems (HUMMs)"


A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marc Desmulliez

Microsystems Engineering Centre, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK
Website: https://pureapps2.hw.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/marc-phillipe-yves-desmulliez(eb95cb52-5292-4f50-bf6a-3d01d280e3fd).html
Phone: +44(0)131 451 3340
Fax: +44 (0)131 451 4155
Interests: microfluidics, novel manufacturing technologies, microwave sensing, waterborne pathogen detection, ultrasound transducers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last ten years, there has been an increased interest in the design, manufacturing, deployment and management of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS). These meso-scale devices can be defined as multi-sensor systems capable of controlling the health of larger mechanical, electronic and more recently biological systems. HUMS are also used to monitor the usage of the larger systems that they are supposed to control and predict their reliability and lifetime. Traditionally employed for avionic and automotive applications, they are progressively encroaching into the sectors of healthcare and agriculture. With the miniaturization advantages offered by advances in semiconductor technology, HUMS have become HUMMs, where considerable research effort has been put into realizing multi-sensing functionalities at the micro-scale, transmitting the information subject to a limited power budget and ensuring the good management of potentially hundred of data streams.

In the face of the tremendous progress achieved in the field of HUMMs, Micromachines is proposing a Special Issue on HUMMs. Contributions are invited for all aspects of HUMMS ranging from the design, manufacturing, power budget, optimum smartness and deployment of such systems to their application in the various fields of science and engineering.

Marc Desmulliez
Guest Editor


  • health and usage monitoring systems
  • multi-sensors systems
  • wireless sensor systems
  • data fusion

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Micromachines 2012, 3(1), 78-100; doi:10.3390/mi3010078
Received: 9 January 2012 / Revised: 10 February 2012 / Accepted: 10 February 2012 / Published: 24 February 2012
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Micromachines 2011, 2(4), 410-430; doi:10.3390/mi2040410
Received: 15 September 2011 / Revised: 28 October 2011 / Accepted: 29 October 2011 / Published: 3 November 2011
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