Conformal electronics for longitudinal bio-sensing in at-home assistive and rehabilitative devices

Batchelor, John C. and Yeates, Stephen and Casson, A.J. (2016) Conformal electronics for longitudinal bio-sensing in at-home assistive and rehabilitative devices. In: IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2016, 16-20 August 2016, Orlando, US. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591399) (Full text available)

Abstract

Wearable electronics are revolutionizing personalized and preventative healthcare by allowing the easy, unobtrusive, and long term monitoring of a range of body parameters. Conformal electronics which attach directly to the skin in a very robust and long term manner are envisioned as the next generation of highly portable miniaturized computing devices, beyond wearables. In this paper we overview the state-of-the-art in conformal electronics created using silver nanoparticle inkjet printed techniques for home assistive and rehabilitative devices. The barriers to wider adaption, particularly the challenges of high performance antenna design when placed close to the body, are discussed in detail.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] Adaptive Assistive Rehabilitative Technology: Beyond the Clinic
Uncontrolled keywords: Sensors, Silver, Skin, Ink, Smart phones, Medical services, Substrates
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 14:05 UTC
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 14:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61763 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Batchelor, John C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5139-5765
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