Special Issue "Wearable Sensor"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2017
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
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
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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.
- Sensor materials
- Wearable devices
- Sensors for mobile health
- Ultra-low power consumption
- Flexible sensors
- Bio-inspired materials
- Conducting polymer sensors