Smart sensor systems for wearable electronic devices

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Polymers, ISSN: 2073-4360, Vol: 9, Issue: 8, Page: 303

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An, Byeong Wan; Shin, Jung Hwal; Kim, So-Yun; Kim, Joohee; Ji, Sangyoon; Park, Jihun; Lee, Youngjin; Jang, Jiuk; Park, Young-Geun; Cho, Eunjin; Jo, Subin; Park, Jang-Ung Show More Hide
Chemistry; Materials Science; smart sensor; wearable electronics; stretchable electronics; wireless sensor; healthcare
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Wearable human interaction devices are technologies with various applications for improving human comfort, convenience and security and for monitoring health conditions. Healthcare monitoring includes caring for the welfare of every person, which includes early diagnosis of diseases, real-time monitoring of the effects of treatment, therapy, and the general monitoring of the conditions of people's health. As a result, wearable electronic devices are receiving greater attention because of their facile interaction with the human body, such as monitoring heart rate, wrist pulse, motion, blood pressure, intraocular pressure, and other health-related conditions. In this paper, various smart sensors and wireless systems are reviewed, the current state of research related to such systems is reported, and their detection mechanisms are compared. Our focus was limited to wearable and attachable sensors. Section 1 presents the various smart sensors. In Section 2, we describe multiplexed sensors that can monitor several physiological signals simultaneously. Section 3 provides a discussion about short-range wireless systems including bluetooth, near field communication (NFC), and resonance antenna systems for wearable electronic devices.