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Wearable bio and chemical sensors

Coyle, Shirley and Curto, Vincenzo F. and Benito-Lopez, Fernando and Florea, Larisa and Diamond, Dermot (2014) Wearable bio and chemical sensors. In: Neuman, Michael R and Sazanov, Edward, (eds.) Wearable Sensors - Fundamentals, Implementation and Applications. Academic Press (via Elsevier), pp. 65-83. ISBN ISBN: 978-0-12-418662-0

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Chemical and biochemical sensors have experienced tremendous growth in the past decade due to advances in material chemistry combined with the emergence of digital communication technologies and wireless sensor networks (WSNs) [1]. The emergence of wearable chemical and biochemical sensors is a relatively new concept that poses unique challenges to the field of wearable sensing. This is because chemical sensors have a more complex mode of operation, compared to physical transducers, in that they must interact in some manner with specific molecular targets in the sample medium. To understand the challenges in developing wearable chemical and biochemical sensors the traits of these devices will be discussed in this introductory section. Following this the potential parameters of interest are presented and examples of wearable systems are discussed. A range of sampling techniques and methods of chemical sensing are presented along with integration issues and design challenges. Finally, some of the main application areas of this novel technology are discussed.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Wearable Sensors; Body Sensor Networks
Subjects:Engineering > Materials
Physical Sciences > Chemical detectors
Engineering > Biomedical engineering
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)
Publisher:Academic Press (via Elsevier)
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Copyright Information:© 2014 Elsevier
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:20099
Deposited On:12 Nov 2014 11:47 by Dermot Diamond. Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 15:37

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