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On-body chem/bio-sensing - opportunities and challenges

Diamond, Dermot (2014) On-body chem/bio-sensing - opportunities and challenges. In: CIMTEC 2014, 15-20 June 2014, Montecatini, Italy.

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In recent years, there has been significant progress in a number of sensing technologies related to on-body measurements, such as platforms for monitoring respiration, heart rate, location and movement. In these cases, these are based on highly effective transducers that are increasingly integrated into garments such that they are becoming innocuous to the user. In contrast, the area of on-body chemical sensing remains highly under-developed. In this paper, I will address the significant challenges that are inhibiting the practical realisation of reliable chemical sensors and biosensors capable of generating accurate data in real time. I will also discuss the central role that materials science (and particularly the trend towards more biomimetic platforms) can play in overcoming these challenges, and present some idea and concepts that could point the way forward.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Talk)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:Wearable sensors; Personal health
Subjects:Biological Sciences > Microfluidics
Physical Sciences > Chemical detectors
Biological Sciences > Biosensors
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, European Framework Programme 7
ID Code:20002
Deposited On:24 Jun 2014 14:35 by Dermot Diamond. Last Modified 24 Jun 2014 14:35

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