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Special Issue "Wearable Sensor"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2017)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Esther Rodriguez-Villegas

Wearable Technologies Lab and Circuits and Systems Group, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
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Interests: wearable devices; low power electronics; smart health systems; continuous patient monitoring; high performance analogue circuits; biomedical signal processing
Guest Editor
Dr. Syed Anas Imtiaz

Wearable Technologies Lab, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
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Interests: biomedical signal processing; smart sensors; Internet of things; sleep medicine; wearable health systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wearable devices have a variety of applications in many different areas, including healthcare, fitness, assisted living, sports, remote monitoring, and rehabilitation. However, realization of truly wearable devices is only possible by having sensors within these devices (i.e., wearable sensors) that can sense data continuously in an unobtrusive way over long periods of time while being worn by patients and other users. These may be in the form of textile fabric, flexible patch, skin attachment or an implant and sense a range of physiological and environmental parameters. The key issues in the design of wearable sensors include their sensing accuracy, size, flexibility, and power consumption. These aims are very challenging to achieve and require further research in to novel sensing materials and their electrical and mechanical characteristics. Consequently, this Special Issue of Polymers invites high-quality research and review articles highlighting the advances in wearable sensors and their properties with particular emphasis on biomedical and healthcare applications.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Flexible sensors for wearable and implantable devices
  • Innovative applications of wearable sensors
  • Wearable sensors for biomedical applications
  • Advances in materials for polymer-based sensors
  • Demonstration and characterization of full systems using wearable sensors

Prof. Dr. Esther Rodriguez Villegas
Dr. Syed Anas Imtiaz
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 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.


  • Sensor materials
  • Wearable devices
  • Sensors for mobile health
  • Ultra-low power consumption
  • Flexible sensors
  • Biosensing
  • Bio-inspired materials
  • Polyelectrolytes
  • Conducting polymer sensors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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