Wearing Sensors Inside and Outside of the Human Body for the Early Detection of Diseases
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AbstractWearable systems have emerged as a promising area in healthcare research for the management of cardiovascular diseases such as atrial fibrillation and coronary heart diseases, as well as neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease, stroke, and epilepsy. Traditionally, wearable sensors were used on the body surface. Recent advancements in flexible electronics, however, have opened up a new era for wearing sensors inside the human body non-invasively, a research direction subtly but distinctively different from the invasive implantable systems. This new concept is particularly useful for sensing information inside the gastrointestinal (GI) tract because sensors designed and supported by flexible optoelectronic technologies are capable of conforming well and adhering to the irregular surface wall of the GI tract. Compared to sensors with traditional invasive designs, which require pins to anchor them on the GI wall, the new concept allows sensors to be worn non-invasively on the GI wall for the early and prompt detection of bleeding as well as better diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux diseases. In summary, wearable sensory systems have huge potentials that are yet to be fully explored. It is anticipated that the advancements in this area will continue to transform how healthcare is delivered in the future.
All Author(s) ListPoon C.C.Y., Zheng Y., Luo N., Ding X., Zhang Y.T.
All Editor(s) Listed. by E. Sazonov and M. Neuman.
Detailed descriptioned. by E. Sazonov and M. Neuman.
Pages543 - 562
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsCuffless blood pressure, Flexible electronics, Health informatics, Mobile health (m-Health), Pulse transit time, Wearable device

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